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we have a windows 2003 sttandard server in vm. We gave it 8gb of data but when I right click my computer properties it only shaws 4gb? can any one help me understand why
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Dirtpatch-JenkinsCommented:
prior to windows vista max memory for 32 bit systems was 4gig
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
does this hold true for 2003 standard edition? R2
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smansCommented:
When you create new Virtual Machine by using wizard , at the Specify Disk capacity step , If you uncheck : "Allocate all disk space now" , your virtual disk file will start small , then become bigger as you add more applications , files and data .
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Dirtpatch-JenkinsCommented:
It holds true for all 32 bit based os's
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
talking memory here and this was moved from a phisical and was allocated 8gb i just nee dto know if it shoudl see all 8gb?
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Dirtpatch-JenkinsCommented:
You wont see the 8gigs,, since the os is a 32bit system it will only recognize 4
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smansCommented:
Your 8GB of data or 8GB of MEMORY ?

On windows 32bits OS , your maximum memory is 4GB
On windows 64bits OS , your maximum Memory is 16 terabytes
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
thank you
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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
On 32bit OS you need Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition to recognize more than 4GB of RAM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283037
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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
You have accepted and incorrect solution....
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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
oops correction.. if he upgradeto Enterprise edition he can support more than 4GB of RAM
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