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How many processor cores will Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 use

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Old 15-03-2007
Herb Martin
 
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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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Old 16-03-2007
Mike Luo [MSFT]
 
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Re: How many processor cores will Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 use

That is right.

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Old 21-03-2007
Mike Myers
 
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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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Old 24-12-2008
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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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