Will SBS2003 R2 install on Pentium III processors at 677 MHz - 933 MHz (first generation)

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by John Revay, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. John Revay

    John Revay Guest

    I have a ML350 - first generation machine - currently running SBS2000.

    I am planning for the move to SBS2003 R2, I have several Compaq ML350 boxes
    Pentium III processors at 677 MHz - 933 MHz (first generation),

    I understand these might not make the recommend spec set out by MS, is there
    any reason why the OS will not run on this type of box?

    I have plenty of RAM and large HDs. Not a lot of client load - < 10 clients
    John Revay, Mar 1, 2007
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  2. My old SBS box ran SBS 2003 Premium SP1 on a PIII 1133 mhz. with 1.25 GB RAM
    for about 20 users. ISA, no SQL, printer sharing run from a different
    server, and not much file sharing. It performed acceptably. I'm obviously
    getting better performance from the new box, dual core Xeon with 4 GB, but
    the user experience isn't that much different.

    Two comments: I'd do a trial install and see what you think before
    committing to running on that hardware. And, the amount of work is the same
    regardless of the hardware, and you're going to have to upgrade eventually.
    Why not upgrade now, and put the work into a server that will last you 3-5
    years, as opposed to putting the same work into a server that's already
    below the recommended spec?
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Mar 1, 2007
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  3. SBS is IO, to HDD and RAM, intense rather than CPU, but you are pushing it.
    CPU wise my LoungeAN SBS is mostly sitting idle, dual PIII/1GHz.

    You want a decent and probably multiple RAID arrays, 1 dedicated to OS,
    another for other, possibly a 3rd array for Exchange.

    Throw the full 4GB RAM at it.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Mar 1, 2007
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