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Windows server 2008 standard 32 bit Memory limit increase

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I m going to install server 2008 32 bit standard edition on a server having 8 Gigs of RAM but i come to know that it will support maximum 4 Gigs of RAM,
Is there any way/tweak where windows server 2008 32 bit standard edition can recognize 8 Gigs of RAM ?

Its urgent so prompt response would be highly appreciated..
Windows Server 2008Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2003

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pdixit1977

8/22/2022 - Mon
akhalighi

ckratsch

The RAM limit is not arbitrary, but a limit of the 32-bit architecture.

The bigger question is why you're installing Windows Server 2008 32 bit. That version only exists because there were a couple of Microsoft products that were incompatible with x64, but Microsoft does not officially support Windows Server 2008 x86 in a production environment.

If you have 64-bit hardware, you should be using a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008.
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ckratsch

akhalighi is correct, I was wrong about the architecture limit. You should still use 64-bit for the other stated reasons, though.
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OR other option is to install 2008 32 bit enterprise edition ?

i can go with 64 bit since my application not support 64 bit OS.
akhalighi

Standard edition 32-bit is limited to 4GB . You can workaround it by enabling PAE ; but read more about Pros and Cons here :
http://www.geoffchappell.com/notes/windows/license/memory.htm
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