As you may notice, Microsoft SQL Server will gradually consume more and more memory after it starts…Most people (myself included) will wonder if this means that there are memory leaks or unclosed connections. While you should make sure to close all unused connections, this is actually normal behavior — just check the Microsoft knowledge base #321363.
While there are a variety of memory configuration options, I have a nice bandaid fix: restart SQL server during off-hours. Simply make a .bat file with the code below and use windows scheduler to run the file when traffic is low:
@ECHO OFF NET STOP SQLSERVERAGENT NET STOP MSSQLSERVER NET START MSSQLSERVER NET START SQLSERVERAGENT