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    Herb Martin Guest

    Re: How many processor cores will Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 use


    "Adrian" <NoSpam@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Windows Server is licensed per physical processor, irrespective of how
    > many cores are on the processor.


    That is what I thought. Thanks.

    > Standard Edition Windows support 4 processors. These processors can be
    > single, dual or quad core today. Windows will use all cores on all
    > processors that it supports.
    >
    > For example, if a server has 4 processors, and each is dual core, the
    > customer can install Windows Server Standard Edition and it will use all 8
    > cores. Task manager will show 8 CPUS and applications can leverage all 8 .
    >
    > Another example, if the server had 4 Quad Core CPU's installed, then the
    > customer could install Windows Server Standard edition and use all 16
    > cores.



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  2. #17
    Mike Luo [MSFT] Guest

    Re: How many processor cores will Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 use

    That is right.

    Thanks & Regards,

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    Mike Myers Guest

    Cores and cpus used.

    Thanks for the great posting. I had the same question and finally saw the answer. Thanks to all.
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    Re: How many processor cores will Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 use

    Hello,
    I came across this post, and wanted to ask if there is a way to upgrade windows 2003 standart x64 to use 8 processor cores?

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