Category Archives: OS and SQL

How to check Lock Pages In Memory is enabled?

You can use below simple technique to check whether lock pages in memory is enabled or not. If lock pages in memory is enabled you can see the “Using locked pages for buffer pool” message in the SQL Server error log.

exec xp_readerrorlog 0, 1, 'locked pages' 

To check if it is disabled. You have to check for the “Address Windowing Extensions (AWE) requires the ‘lock pages in memory’ privilege which is not currently present in the access token of the process.” message.

exec xp_readerrorlog 0, 1, 'lock pages in memory' 

T-SQL script to Identify the SQL Server version and edition

Execute below T-SQL Script to get the SQL Server version details.

SELECT SERVERPROPERTY ('productversion') as ProductVersion,
SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel') as Productlevel,
SERVERPROPERTY ('edition') as Edition

-Product version (for example, 10.0.1600.22)
-Product level (for example, SP3)
-Edition (for example, Development)

SQL Server 2012 version number examples
11.0.2316 SQL Server 2012 CU1
11.0.2100.6 SQL Server 2012 RTM

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