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Sp_configure set max server memory

Hi all,

I'm trying to automate my sql server installs and as part of this I want to run some scripts after the install has been done to set certain features

One of these is to set the maximum sql server memory, I do this based on a formula looking at the total server memory.
For simplicity's sake I have just set it to 2000mb in the example

declare @max_sql_memory int
set @max_sql_memory = 2000

sp_configure 'max server memory (MB)', @max_sql_memory

this does not work, it appears that sp_configure must be the first command in a batch and it also doesn't allow you to pass in variables for sp_configure values.

Is there any way to make the above command work?

If not, what is the alternative?

It's fine, i've figured it out