Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fix Memory Leak in SharePoint 2013 Preview (Microsoft Office 2013 Component / NodeRunner.exe)

I’ve recently run into performance issues with my new SharePoint 2013 Preview development environment. A quick investigation in Task Manager highlight Memory usage as my issue. The culprit processes are Microsoft Office 2013 component. I see SharePoint 2013 is somehow behind my issue.

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What are these Microsoft Office 2013 components and why are they consuming so much memory?

Switching to the details tab, these Microsoft Office 2013 components show up as noderunner.exe

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Now having a bit more to search on I quickly uncovered the TechNet article SharePoint 2013 Preview – Hungry search service

This article attributes the issue to a memory leak in the SharePoint 2013 Preview Search Service.

To apply the fix from this article on the SharePoint 2013 server start the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell and and enter the following command:

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchService –PerformanceLevel Reduced

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To ensure the setting has been changed enter the following command:

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchService

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Then you need to edit the noderunner.exe.config file located at:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Search\Runtime\1.0\noderunner.exe.config

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Edit this file (I used Notepad), and locate the line <nodeRunnerSettings memoryLimitMegabytes=”0” />

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Provide a memory limit for the noderunner process, I set the limit at 250 as shown below.

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After making these changes I recommend you restart your server. Although I have had no problem with just killing the noderunner.exe processes in Task Manager; SharePoint creates them again almost immediately.

Keep in mind this fix is suggested for SharePoint 2013 Preview only, I’m hoping the bug will be fixed for RTM.

OnePlaceMail R6.3 Launched (BCS, Performance, SharePoint 2013 Support)

Scinaptic OnePlaceMail Release 6.3 has been launched this week with both the Enterprise Edition and free Express Edition now available to download.

The focus of this release has been delivering greater performance, and improved usability and tighter integration with business workflows and line of business systems.

New features include;

  • Performance: increase of up to 95% when saving emails and email attachments to SharePoint
  • Business Connectivity Services: Line of business data surfaced directly within Microsoft Outlook, Office and File Explorer with no additional configuration required
  • People and Groups: Significant enhancements for SharePoint People/Groups columns support
  • Launch: A new capability to launch actions and applications from within Microsoft Outlook
  • Support for SharePoint 2013 Preview

We are really happy with the rich level of functionality that we have been able to provide in integrating OnePlaceMail with existing SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS). The OnePlaceMail solution is a ‘zero configuration’ option which simply just works with your existing BCS setup.

We have concentrated our efforts on providing the most useable interface possible, delivering high performance over large datasets. Seeing is believing so please take 5 minutes to watch it in action in the How to use SharePoint Business Connectivity Services from within Microsoft Outlook video.

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