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SBS 2003 Premium on four XEON server

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    Dariusz Guest

    SBS 2003 Premium on four XEON server

    Does SBS 2003 Premium work properly on QUAD XEON server with 16Gb memory on
    board ? What will be efficiency, productivity of above four CPU'S ?

    regards Dariusz

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  3. #2


    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP] Guest

    Re: SBS 2003 Premium on four XEON server

    What Russ said...

    Hardware requirements for Windows Small Business Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829711

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    "Dariusz" <Dariusz@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > Does SBS 2003 Premium work properly on QUAD XEON server with 16Gb memory
    > on
    > board ? What will be efficiency, productivity of above four CPU'S ?
    >
    > regards Dariusz


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  4. #3


    Charlie Russel - MVP Guest

    Re: SBS 2003 Premium on four XEON server

    What Russ and Merv said. But to add to that, SBS 2008 Premium will quite
    happily use a quad Xeon server, assuming the Xeons are recent enough to be
    64-bit. SBS 2008 is limited to 4 physical CPU sockets and 32 GB of RAM.

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    "Dariusz" <Dariusz@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:26D1AD4A-CC8C-4E15-8B13-380CB861BD4C@newsgroup

    > Does SBS 2003 Premium work properly on QUAD XEON server with 16Gb memory
    > on
    > board ? What will be efficiency, productivity of above four CPU'S ?
    >
    > regards Dariusz

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    Leythos Guest

    Re: SBS 2003 Premium on four XEON server

    In article <26D1AD4A-CC8C-4E15-8B13-380CB861BD4C@newsgroup>,
    Dariusz@newsgroup says...

    >
    > Does SBS 2003 Premium work properly on QUAD XEON server with 16Gb memory on
    > board ? What will be efficiency, productivity of above four CPU'S ?
    >
    > regards Dariusz
    SBS2003 will install on a Dual Quad Core server, but it will only use
    8GB of RAM.

    The biggest problem I've seen with 8 cores is that many SQL based apps
    are poorly written and you need to limit the query threshold to 3 so
    that you don't run into massive locking issues.

    If you're not using SQL on the box then you're very unlikely to see any
    benefit from 8 cores, but, you will see benefit from TWO CPU's with Dual
    Cores vs a Single CPU with Quad Core.

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    Leythos Guest

    Re: SBS 2003 Premium on four XEON server

    In article <C9A93972-45E1-44C8-A91D-F6BCEBDD8C6E@newsgroup>,
    support@newsgroup says...

    >
    > SBS2003 will only support 2 Physical CPU's
    > And Only see 4GB
    >
    > So any Extra will be a waste of money.
    >
    > Sorry
    > Russ
    Russ, 2 CPU's, but each CPU can have any number of Cores - I have a
    number of Dual CPU Quad Core systems with SQL running and it makes use
    of all cores across both CPU's.

    As a matter of fact, I normally manually set SQL to use Cores 1,3,5,7
    and leave Windows 0 and all others - it does make a difference.

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  7. #6


    SteveB Guest

    Re: SBS 2003 Premium on four XEON server

    How will it use 8 GB of RAM?

    "Leythos" <spam999free@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:MPG.24e3604312fa4ac7989df5@newsgroup

    > In article <26D1AD4A-CC8C-4E15-8B13-380CB861BD4C@newsgroup>,
    > Dariusz@newsgroup says...

    >>
    >> Does SBS 2003 Premium work properly on QUAD XEON server with 16Gb memory
    >> on
    >> board ? What will be efficiency, productivity of above four CPU'S ?
    >>
    >> regards Dariusz
    >
    > SBS2003 will install on a Dual Quad Core server, but it will only use
    > 8GB of RAM.
    >
    > The biggest problem I've seen with 8 cores is that many SQL based apps
    > are poorly written and you need to limit the query threshold to 3 so
    > that you don't run into massive locking issues.
    >
    > If you're not using SQL on the box then you're very unlikely to see any
    > benefit from 8 cores, but, you will see benefit from TWO CPU's with Dual
    > Cores vs a Single CPU with Quad Core.
    >
    > --
    > You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    > voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    > Trust yourself.
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  8. #7


    Leythos Guest

    Re: SBS 2003 Premium on four XEON server

    In article <#6v7#vdFKHA.3392@newsgroup>, newsgroup@newsgroup
    says...

    >
    > How will it use 8 GB of RAM?
    Sorry, that was a mistake, 4GB is all it uses, but, on many quality
    servers you can MIRROR ram - so that 8GB in pairs is actually 4GB and if
    one stick/bank fails the MIRROR stick takes over, but that's a server
    thing.

    SBS 2003 will use Dual Quad Core CPU's - Cores don't matter, only the
    physical number of CPU's and if you watch a loaded SBS server with SQL,
    you will see that it uses all 8 Cores under real load.

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