Solved

Maximum memory

Posted on 2002-04-02
4
316 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
What is the maximum memory size that windows 2000 server can detect.
0
Comment
Question by:fadiwilliam
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
jhance earned 10 total points
ID: 6913030
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:xchange
ID: 6913095
Yes, jhance is right!

PS) If you want more, go for Advanced Server (goes up to 8GB).

---
Theo
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:dcgames
ID: 6913193
Win2K Advanced and Datacenter versions support as up to 64GB depending on the OEM and several other pieces.

Win2K Advanced supports 4 Processors out-of-the box, but 8 processors if it's an Upgrade from NT (don't ask me why).

Win2K Datacenter will support up to 16 Processors out-of-the-box (clean install), but 32 if it's an Upgrade fron NT.

This is probably an licensing / OEM kind of thing, so it's subject to change.

32 Processors x 2GB = 64GB, so probably the answer is 2GB per processor?

Dave
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:mikecr
ID: 6913351
A wee bit of bad news. I got off the phone with an engineer from Microsoft about 2 weeks ago because we were have a problem with Exchange and there is a little known fact that is not published in your documentation. Even though Windows 2000 can see 4Gbyte of memory, it can only use 2Gbyte of it before paging to disk. Advanced Server does support more, however you have to edit the boot.ini and add /3GB after the boot line so that it will use more.
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Code that checks the QuickBooks schema table for non-updateable fields and then disables those controls on a form so users don't try to update them.
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question