Set-ecsmemoryutilization: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: February 14, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Lets an administrator determine memory allocation for Excel Calculation Services.

This operation is equivalent to the Memory Utilization user interface setting that is located on the Excel Services Settings page of the Shared Services Administration Web site.

For additional information about memory utilization and performance for Excel Services, see Determine resource requirements to support Excel Services

stsadm -o set-ecsmemoryutilization

   –ssp <SSP name>

   [-maxPrivateBytes <memory in MB>]

   [-memoryCacheThreshold <percentage>]

   [-maxUnusedObjectAge <time in minutes>]







A valid SSP name, such as "SharedServices1"


The name of the SSP that provides the resources for the Excel Calculation Services you want to configure.


A valid positive integer


The maximum number of private bytes, in megabytes (MB), allocated by the Excel Calculation Services process.

A value of -1 indicates that the limit is set to 50 percent of physical memory on the computer.

The default setting is -1.


Valid values are:

  • 0: Disables caching of inactive objects

  • 1 through 95


The percentage of the maximum private bytes that can be allocated to inactive objects. When the memory cache threshold is exceeded, cached objects that are not currently in use are released.

The default setting is 90.


A valid time, in minutes

Valid values are:

  • -1: No maximum

  • 1 through 34560 (24 days)


The maximum time, in minutes, that inactive objects remain in the memory cache. Inactive objects are objects that are not currently being used in a session.

The default value is -1.