Thinking about installing Windows 2008 R2 on your server? To use Windows Server 2008 R2, you will need to make sure your system meets the following minimum requirements:
|Processor||Minimum: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor). An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems.|
|Memory||Minimum: 512 MB RAM. Maximum: 8 GB (Foundation) or 32 GB (Standard) or 2 TB (Enterprise, Datacenter, and Itanium-Based Systems).|
|Disk Space Requirements||Minimum: 32 GB or greater, Note: Computers with more than 16 GB of RAM will require more disk space for paging, hibernation, and dump files.|
|Display||Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher resolution monitor.|
|Other||DVD Drive, Keyboard, and Microsoft Mouse (or compatible pointing device).|
Installation and Activation
You do not need to enter a product key to evaluate any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 software, however, activation is required within 10 days. Failing to activate the evaluation will cause the licensing service to shut down the machine every hour.