NodeRunner process in SharePoint 2013

The node runner application used by SharePoint 2013 preview for search related process slows down the system due to memory leak issues.

To fix this issue follow the below 2 steps

1. Open SharePoint PowerShell window and execute the below command

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchService -PerformanceLevel Reduced

2. Open the config file at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Search\Runtime\1.0\noderunner.exe.config and change the value of memoryLimitMegabytes in node to some other value other than 0, say 100 or 200 which sets the cap limit for memory to be used.

3. Restart the machine

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Danilo Braga is a Database Administrator with over nine years of experience. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Database Administrator and Developer. His experience includes solutions for management, assessment and implementation of SQL Server environments making use of best practices, performance tuning, and high availability.

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