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Is this system spec good enough for MS Server Std 2005?

Posted on 2007-11-26
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I have a system lying around which consists of an AMD Athlon 64 3800+ CPU and 4GB of RAM - it is also running Windows Server 2003 R2.

Is this spec good enough to run MS Server 2005 Std or should I look at changing it? It will not be a mission-critical server that needs to be running 24/7.

Many thanks
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by:bhnmi
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What OS? Server 2005 standard, no such thing.
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by:finpjenn
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Sorry, I meant to say, is it good enough to run MS SQL Server 2005?

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I dont see why not.
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dis1931 earned 500 total points
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Hello finpjenn,

Absolutely, this will be fine i run it on my laptop which issignificantly slower and has 2gb of ram....have fun

Regards,

dis1931
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by:dis1931
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You can find specific details on MS recommended minimums and you exceed them as they are pretty low.  Obviously this is not what you want for production but for testing just fine.

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/standard/sysreqs.mspx
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