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Install Second Processor after Windows 2008 Server is installed

Can I install a second processor in a server running windows 2008 server or do I have to do any kind of configuration change.
In addition what about SQL 2008 and Exchange 2007
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accessoe
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rindiCommented:
You shouldn't need to, it should just work...
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delmcCommented:
See post http://mobile.experts-exchange.com/Q_23597826.html it should just work as windows 2008 & vista allowed for this process to occur without modification. But always worth doing a system state backup and full backup to be on safe side.
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jimtpowersCommented:
I installed two new processors last month in our production SQL Server. Server 2008, when I brought it back up, saw the processors without any trouble. You are still required to shut down the server before adding the processors. We do stop at the configuration screen during POST to make sure that the hardware sees the processors before allowing it to boot.

As far as SQL Server is concerned, if you have not manually configured CPU usage, it will automatically pick up the additional cores and begin using them.
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Eugene ZCommented:
"Can I install a second processor in a server running windows 2008 server or do I have to do any kind of configuration change.
In addition what about SQL 2008 and Exchange 2007 "

you can intall.

You may need  to have sql server setting for CPU change and check affinity mask

read
SQL Server 2008: Hot-Add CPU (and affinity masks)
http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/post/SQL-Server-2008-Hot-Add-CPU-(and-affinity-masks).aspx
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jimtpowersCommented:
You'll still want to power it down even though the OS and SQL Server support hot-add CPUs. When I did this on our Dell server, I called them before hand and they strongly recommended shutting down the server even though it supported hot-add CPUs. They said the only cases where they support hot-add is in a case where down time cannot be scheduled.
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