I've thre problem that our MSDE SQL-Server 2000 (without SP3) memory consumption is constantly increasing. Even though, that I limitet the 'max server memory' with sp_configure and RECONFIGURE it's growing above that limit.
When I shut down the application, SQL server does not free the memory. I was already checking the database file size (transaction logs) and made shure that autoshrinking is enabled.
Does anybody have an idea, why SQL-Server does not release the memory?