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Windows Server 2003 System Requirements

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thinking about installing Windows 2003 on your server? There are several 2003 Editions available such as Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, and Web Edition, each designed to fit your business needs.  To use Windows Server 2003, you will need to make sure you system meets the following minimum requirements:


ProcessorMinimum: 133 Mhz for x86 Standard, Enterprise, and Web Edition. 400 MHz for x86 Datacenter Edition. 733 Mhz for Itanium-based computers. The recommended CPU speed is at least 550 MHz for all x86 editions.
MemoryMinimum: 128 MB RAM for all editions except Datacenter which requires 512 MB RAM. Maximum: 2 GB for Web, 4 GB for Standard, 32 GB for Enterprise, or 64 GB for Datacenter.
Disk Space RequirementsMinimum is 1.5 GB for all x86 editions, and 2 GB for Itanium-based computers. More disk space is required for systems with alot of RAM to accomodate bigger system files such as the paging file.
DisplaySuper VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution monitor
OtherKeyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

The 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 (Enterprise and Datacenter Edition) are only compatible with 64-bit Intel Itanium-based systems.

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