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Maximum Network Cards (NIC) Supported by Windows 2003 Server

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Hi,

Can any one guide me how many network cards I can install/Use with Windows 2003 Server, I need to communicate with different networks and make then redundant, like Can I use 6 network cards.

Any web link at the MS Website will be highly appreciated.

Regards,
Ali
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Hi Ali77,

server will support as many as your motherboard will support - no limits to the amount of NIC's

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This article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158706/en-us

about *NT4* mentions a hardcoded limit of 8 network interfaces for the Performance Monitor counters only. A hotfix is available so PerfMon can monitor 16 adapters.

I couldn't find anything else. I don't think there is a practical limit on the number of network interfaces 2003 supports (maybe that 16), so six of them are definitely not a problem.
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