Determine Capacity Requirements

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server Update Services

Hardware and database software requirements are driven by the number of client computers being updated in your organization. The following tables offer guidelines for server hardware and database software, based on the number of client computers being serviced. A WSUS server using the recommended hardware can support a maximum number of 15,000 clients.

Hardware Recommendations for 500 or Fewer Clients

Requirement Minimum Recommended

CPU

750 MHz

1 GHz or faster

RAM

512 MB

1 GB

Hard drive

6 GB

100 GB

Database

WMSDE/MSDE

WMSDE/MSDE

Hardware Recommendations for 500 to 15,000 Clients

Requirement Minimum Recommended

CPU

1 GHz or faster

3 GHz dual processor computer or faster (use dual processors for over 10,000 clients)

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

Hard drive

100 GB

100 GB

Database

WMSDE/SQL Server 2000 with SP3a

WMSDE/SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 3a

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