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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials by Andrew Edney, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Installing and Managing a Second Server

There are no special requirements for installing the Premium Add-on or Windows MultiPoint Server as a second server that differ from installing any other version of Windows Server 2008 R2. The minimum requirements and steps remain the same. The official minimum requirements are shown in Table 13-1, along with our commentary on those requirements and suggested real-world minimums.

Table 13-1. Minimum System Requirements for a Second Server

Hardware

Requirements

Comments

Processor

1.4 GHz, single-core

2 GHz or greater is more realistic, and at least two cores.

RAM

512 MB

1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM is a more realistic minimum; 2 GB is recommended. For Server Core, 1 GB of RAM is normally sufficient for typical infrastructure ...

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