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Windows 2003 SBS quad core processor

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I have purchased a single quad core Dell server and have installed Windows SBS 2003 R2.  During the initial setup it gives me a warning that SBS has more than 2 processors.  Says that SBS only supports 2 processors.  Is this server going to pose problems as a result?  Will I not get the true speed of a quad core processor as a result of this?  Any help is appreciated.  
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by:xr1140
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it will use only 2 cpus. If i`m not mistaking you need to buy anoghter SBS license which support more then 2 cpus.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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xr1140 you are totally mistaken.

It's no problem at all... The warning allows you to just say "ok" and move on.  The install wizards were written before quad-cores came to be.

If you have the Premium edition, you will need to install ISA 2004 Service Pack 1 in order to get things working though, because that WILL fail with a quad-core processor.

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@TechSoEasy

well, i was wrong, thank you for clearing this up
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So this quad core processor will not pose a problem and will run fine?
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Just want to be sure.  I ordered this server without checking for processor support so this made me a little nervous.  I'll know to check next time!
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 125 total points
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No problem... I came up with the MS KB article to support my previous comments:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909382

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Thanks a lot!!  
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