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    Quad core and Server 2003

    If I have a server with 1 quad-core processor, do I need to get Server 2003 R2 to make use of it, or will the standard Server 2003 SP2 work just as well?

    Cheers!

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    Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 will all work with Quad cores with no problems. You'll also see more graphs in Task Manager No need to upgrade to R2 in your case, unless you want the additional R2 functions too.
    Last edited by Michael; 11th April 2008 at 09:34 AM.

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    We recently put a new server in a primary school that's quad core. Win2k3 SP1 Standard works fine, as you can see from these screen shots.
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    Remeber that you'll need Enterprise edition if you plan to address more than 4GB RAM.

    We are putting in 8GB now with most of our new servers.

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    Running a dual quad core here. 4GB of but only using 900mb. Roll on vmware!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steele_uk View Post
    Remeber that you'll need Enterprise edition if you plan to address more than 4GB RAM.

    We are putting in 8GB now with most of our new servers.
    Can you not use Server 2003 Standard x64?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Can you not use Server 2003 Standard x64?
    Yes, but then you have the whole 'some software won't work' problem.

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    Ah Fair Point

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    What are the additional functions in R2 and is it worth upgrading from R1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    What are the additional functions in R2 and is it worth upgrading from R1?
    What type of licensing do you have?

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    We've only got a R1 licence but the question was a general one as I've never used R2 before. Don't think I want to change at the moment as the system is working fine and if it's not broke don't fix it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    We've only got a R1 licence but the question was a general one as I've never used R2 before. Don't think I want to change at the moment as the system is working fine and if it's not broke don't fix it
    Windows Server 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Bit of a success story but i've installed Sp2 and R2 components across the servers this week and made use of the R2 functions...

    Blocking crap (mp3's videos etc) was a doddle - saved hrs of testing gp's and simply enabled file screening.

    Also generated some reports and free'd up 40ish GB!

    Another point to mention is that our backup was taking 16hrs @ 450mb/min and its now doing 950-1gb/min!!!

    Works with sims, aimhigh and vertitas v10 (older 1) although you need to generate a report using FSRM before else the backup may fail (if you are using the updated R2 file server features).

    Overall im very chuffed!

    w00p

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