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Posted on 2009-05-06
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I have a Windows 2003 server with the following hardware:

Intel Pentium III @ 1.4 Ghz
1GB of RAM
6GB free space of the C drive

I was just told we needed to upgrade this server to Win 2008 Standard edition. I'm not comfortable upgrading this server to 2008 due to the specs I just listed. Does anyone have any comments? Thanks

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I think you are right with your assumption.  Especially with the amount of free disk space.  See the following:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/system-requirements.aspx
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The free space is definitely an issue. The other specs come within specifications but I would suggest a new server.
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by:mohammedkasim21
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HI,

I think it could be Disk Space issue, please check http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/system-requirements.aspx

Mohammed Kasim
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by:Tom
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As you think, you are running into problems.
I recommend minimum:

Processor: 2GHz or faster  
Memory 4GB RAM or greater
Available Disk Space: 40GB or greater
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