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Dual XEON and Win 2000

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Glen_10
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Dual XEON and Win 2000

Hi Again,
Will standard Windows 2000 SP4 support Dual XEON processors or will the hyper threading make it appear as 4 processor requiring the Advanced Server version. thanks
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JohnWRuffo
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Re: Dual XEON and Win 2000

Hi Glen:

No.. for licencing purposes... Windows recognizes that the 2 "physical" processors exist and the HyperThreading is just an "effect".

It gets weird when you see the 8 way systems run 16 hyperthreads
Enjoy!
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Glen_10
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Re: Dual XEON and Win 2000

Cheers John, even quicker than the last response. 10 for effort. :)
JohnWRuffo
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Re: Dual XEON and Win 2000

Hmmm... my answer is: You are still ok to run standard edition 2000 (4 CPU Limit) but,
I need to modify that Win2K will see the 2 hyperthreaded (4 logical) processors as 4 physical processors.
Take a read of: http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/2/3/e239dd00-9ae1-41a9-bb3f-c01f658d16b1/hyperthreading.doc

I was thinking of 2003 Server, which can tell the diference between physical and logical. Hope this is as clear as mud now. LOL
Enjoy!
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