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Win Server 2003

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Sneakydave, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. Sneakydave

    Sneakydave Bit Poster

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    I have just aquired :twisted: 2 more (slightly ancient) PC's for my lab. Please could somone tell me the minimum system requirements (especially RAM-of which I have 128MB) for Win Server 2003.
     
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  2. Boycie
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    well, XP needs at least 256. I would say anything more than that really....
     
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  3. Rostros22

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    Have a look here

    Hope this helps
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    xp needs 64
    server needs 128, it might be installable with less, but i wouldnt risk it
    im running a few vm 2k3 servers with 128mb allocated on my GSX system, i can keep them all running and still get decent frame rates in Quake 4 at 1600x1200
    all is good

    128 should be fine for server mate
    especially in a lab environment
    wouldnt recommend that config in the real world though
    lol
     
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  5. ffreeloader

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    I have an older server with 2003 installed. It has 384 megs of ram and it's pretty slow. It walks rather than runs. 128 megs of ram would make it crawl rather than walk.

    Now, this server of mine is a DC. It also has SQL Server 2000 and IIS running on it so it is running a ton of services, but your server will most likely end up the same way since it's in a lab, so I'd highly recommend that you install as much ram as you can afford or you will be spending quite a bit of time "watching paint dry". :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Boycie
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    i once read somewhere "memory is like butter on a jacket potato, the more you have the better it tastes" :biggrin
     
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  7. The_Geek

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  8. Boycie
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    i notice there is a big jump from minimum to recommended :biggrin
     
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  9. JonnyMX

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    I'm running a machine at home that is about 7 years old.
    It's running 2003 Server and SQL 2000 with 128 RAM.
    It works absolutely fine. I was using it to practice for my 229 exam.
    However, if you try and make it a domain controller or DNS server it grinds to a halt.
    File/application/print server roles are OK though.
     
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  10. Sneakydave

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    Thanks for all that great info everyone.

    I have had a real result tonight, the old 133 MHz SD RAM sims (256MB & 128MB ) I had sitting at the back of a draw fitted and worked in place of the 100 MHz ones fitted in the machine! 8)

    Next I try to work out which P3 chip is fitted :D

    The other lab machine 1.8GHz Duron 512MB etc. has to go back to the girlfriend adter X-Mas so I think it was very generous of work to let me have this old PC (especially as I will be leaving the second I get MCSA) :twisted:
     
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