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This article describes the hardware requirements for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition and for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition.
The following are the minimum requirements to install Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition:
These hardware requirements are low-end installation values for each category, and they are not the optimum values for Windows Small Business Server to operate at peak efficiency. These values typically correspond to the low end of the approved range for the number of qualified users in an SBS installation (instead of to a number that is closer to the 75-user limit). Depending on your specific business requirements, on the number of users, on the number of SBS programs that are used, and on the type and number of additional third-party programs that are installed, the hardware resources that you must have to efficiently operate SBS may be higher than these values.
When you use third-party programs, add their hardware requirements to these values to make decisions about your hardware resource requirements. Information about third-party programs is important when you use a combination of programs on a server that includes database management programs (either the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 installation that is included with Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition or third-party programs that include separate database-management programs). You may have to do additional performance tuning or upgrade your hardware resources to obtain optimum results under these circumstances.
To find hardware and software that is compatible with Windows Small Business Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/In the Windows Server Catalog, the listings of hardware and software that are designed especially for the Windows Server 2003 family also apply to Windows Small Business Server 2003. There are no separate listings for Windows Small Business Server 2003.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
Article ID: 829711 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 4.2