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Virtual Server 2005 R2 System Requirements
Published: September 13, 2004 | Updated : April 24, 2007

Find the recommended software and hardware requirements needed to run Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition.

Minimum CPU Speed

550 MHz

Number of Processors

All physical processors supported by the host operating system.

Recommended CPU Speed

1.0 GHz or higher

Processor Information

Intel Celeron, Pentium III, Pentium 4, Xeon; AMD Opteron, Athlon, Athlon 64, Athlon X2, Sempron, Duron Core DUO, Duron Core 2 DUO processor

Supported Host Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition or later

  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Enterprise x64 Edition, Datacenter x64 Edition or later versions

  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition or Premium Edition

  • Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 or later (for non-production use only).

Minimum RAM

256 MB (additional memory needed for each guest operating system)

Required Available Hard-disk Space

2 GB (additional disk space needed for each guest operating system)

Recommended Monitor

  • Super VGA (800×600) or higher resolution monitor recommended; VGA or hardware that supports console redirection required

  • Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device, or hardware that supports console redirection required

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