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Max mumber of cores in Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition

Max mumber of cores in one processor on  Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition 32 and 64

please give  a comparison in windows server 2003...about processor Limits
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Hello Haris,

As per following technet document Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SKU supports upto 4 cores, there is no limit on 32 or 64 bit.

Below link also contains complete comparison.


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Per the same MS document, it seems W2K3 supports up to 64 processors?

The support for over 32 processors is only available with the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition. Microsoft also offers a 128-way SKU for Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition so Windows can run on a 128-processor computer. However, the largest partition supported would be 64 processors.
The number of cores for the 2003 standard 32 bit is 32 cores or logical CPU's per socket (or processor), and the 64 bit version allows 64 cores per socket. Currently I don't think there is any CPU available yet with that many cores, so in practice there is no limit... The real limit is the number of sockets.

But anyway, you shouldn't even be thinking of such limits nowadays. Support for Windows 2003, just like for Windows XP, is ending  next June, so if you are going to get new hardware you must also get a new server OS, like 2008 r2 or 2012, and forget about 2003.
harisaboobakerAuthor Commented:
Thaks ......
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