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Installing a second processor into a server, will I need to re-install operating system?

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I currently have a Windows 2000 Server with one processor, I intend to install a second processor into the server.  Will I need to re-install the O/S again in order to accomondate the second processor?  I am also running SQL Server 2000 - 1 Processor Edition on the current server, I will purchase a second license for the second processor, will I need to reconfigure SQL Server in any way?

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by:Rob Stone
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No you wont need to reinstall the OS.

Just go into the Device Manger and under system you change it there.  I'll dig out a link for you.

No idea about SQL.
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Thanks for the links and advice.  But what about SQL Server 2000?  Would it just function as normal as the O/S manages instructions to the processors?  I'm assumming that that would be the case, just trying to determine whether any extra work is required.

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by:Rob Stone
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I'm not sure. you can assign it to a specific cpu but i presume it would just carry on as normal anyway.

have a skim though MS KB to see if anything pops up.
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by:Pete Long
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hhp001 sorry to jump in

beware - check the licencing on your SQL2000 depending on your licensing, it is sometimes licenced "per processor" you might be in-advertantly breaking the law (check with your software vendor to make sure)

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