Thanks for your thoughtful follow-up on this issue... as the PHP link in your email shows this is very real, and maddening problem for folks needing Moodle/PHP/Apache on Windows 2003 server. Also, my team DID try several strategies for Apache/PHP tuning (Max threads, clients, etc.) nothing helped.
During our Windows-Moodle testing (last summer) we used many versions of Apache 2.0.5x and at least four versions of PHP 5.2.x We tried PHP 5.2.4 because of the talk of the Mem-bug fix and it didn't help our Apaches 2.0.xx). Sadly, the one PHP version we didn't try (PHP v 5.2.1) is one which several people here suggested might work (with certain Apache 2.x versions).
Somewhere in these Moodle forums I know folks I respect did suggest a couple of successful W2K3, Apache 2.x and PHP 5.x combinations with NO mem issues for them... but I can't find the post again. (probably tacked on badly named thread)
It would be huge benefit to all the people here if these settings could be found and posted as a thread with proper title.
Hardware and performance
Apache Memory Problem in EasyPHP 1.8
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