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  • Does Windows Home Server support dual processors?  I have a retired dual 800 Mhz Xeon workstation that could I could use.  It has plenty of power to run Server 2003. 
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:03 AM

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  • BryanS_cctx said:

    Does Windows Home Server support dual processors?  I have a retired dual 800 Mhz Xeon workstation that could I could use.  It has plenty of power to run Server 2003. 


    Yep.  Although, TBH, I wouldn't consider using a processor (or any other hardware for that matter) that old in my computer that is designed to be the centralized storage for all data (including personal, irreplaceable files such as photos) as well as the storage area for your client PC backups.  IMO, you should toss that processor and get a new one.  (Heck, I got a Phenom II X4 810 Quad-Core 2.6 GHz AM3 socket processor for only $160.00 last week.  Talk about overkill.  ;)  )
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:25 AM
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  • Windows Home Server is based on a version of Windows Server 2003 which will support two physical processors, and an unlimited number of logical processors. So if those Xeons you mention are quad core processors, WHS should use all 8 cores.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 5:39 AM
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  • Different version. Windows Home Server 2011 supports a single socket, up to 4 (I think, can't be bothered to go look it up) cores, 8 GB of memory.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, August 7, 2011 1:58 AM
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  • BryanS_cctx said:

    Does Windows Home Server support dual processors?  I have a retired dual 800 Mhz Xeon workstation that could I could use.  It has plenty of power to run Server 2003. 


    Yep.  Although, TBH, I wouldn't consider using a processor (or any other hardware for that matter) that old in my computer that is designed to be the centralized storage for all data (including personal, irreplaceable files such as photos) as well as the storage area for your client PC backups.  IMO, you should toss that processor and get a new one.  (Heck, I got a Phenom II X4 810 Quad-Core 2.6 GHz AM3 socket processor for only $160.00 last week.  Talk about overkill.  ;)  )
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 4:25 AM
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  • Windows Home Server is based on a version of Windows Server 2003 which will support two physical processors, and an unlimited number of logical processors. So if those Xeons you mention are quad core processors, WHS should use all 8 cores.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 5:39 AM
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  • Realy? i use quad core operton prosessors.

    2 physicale ones 2 socets.. but quad cores in eatch socet.. i only get one wuad core in windows 2011 home server.. and i got 12 gb of memory installed.. windows ony syes i hawe 8 gb...

     

    but my motherboard bios sayes i got 2 quad cores = 8 cores on my system and 12 gb of memory..

    i wonder why?

    it all worked well in 2011 small buniss esentials..

     

     

    Saturday, August 6, 2011 9:16 AM
  • Different version. Windows Home Server 2011 supports a single socket, up to 4 (I think, can't be bothered to go look it up) cores, 8 GB of memory.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, August 7, 2011 1:58 AM
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  • Different version. Windows Home Server 2011 supports a single socket, up to 4 (I think, can't be bothered to go look it up) cores, 8 GB of memory.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    sorry for last post i went in a rush!

     

    so it means thath i culd just remove the last prosessor.. i wuldent use it anyways.. maby i just shuld use a diffrent server os.so

    so i only supports 1 socet thaths a waste.. 

    i figured i had a mamory problem when i only showed 8 gb of 12 but i seems its ok then.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 8:35 AM