Distributed Processing Engine utilization drops to zero

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Distributed Processing Engine (DPE) utilization drops to zero


While using DPEs to process evidence, the user may see that the utilization suddenly drops to zero. Additionally, the FTK Examiner system's Windows Event logs will likely be contain multiple instances of Error 2017 (Windows 7 Nonpaged Pool Srv Error 2017). It is believed that this is happening because there are too many requests to server which runs out of non-paged memory.


Set the following registry key to 1:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management  |  LargeSystemCache


Set the following registry key to 3:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters  |  Size
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    Preston Farley

    It would be helpful if you would spell out "Distributed Processing Engine" somewhere in the article.

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