Microsoft server 2016-System Requirements

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Microsoft server 2016-System Requirements

Latest windows server or windows server latest version is Microsoft server 2016


This topic addresses the minimum system requirements to run latest version of windows server / Windows Server® 2016(Microsoft server 2016).

Review system requirements

The following are estimated system requirements Windows Server 2016. If your computer has less than the "minimum" requirements, you will not be able to install this product correctly. Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you install.

Unless otherwise specified, these minimum system requirements apply to all installation options (Server Core, Server with Desktop Experience, and Nano Server) and both Standard and Datacenter editions.

Processor

Processor performance depends not only on the clock frequency of the processor, but also on the number of processor cores and the size of the processor cache. The following are the processor requirements for this product:

Minimum:

1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
Compatible with x64 instruction set
Supports NX and DEP
Supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW
Supports Second Level Address Translation (EPT or NPT)
Coreinfo is a tool you can use to confirm which of these capabilities you CPU has.


RAM

The following are the estimated RAM requirements for this product:

Minimum:

512 MB (2 GB for Server with Desktop Experience installation option)
ECC (Error Correcting Code) type or similar technology

Storage controller and disk space requirements

Computers that run Windows Server 2016 must include a storage adapter that is compliant with the PCI Express architecture specification. Persistent storage devices on servers classified as hard disk drives must not be PATA. Windows Server 2016 does not allow ATA/PATA/IDE/EIDE for boot, page, or data drives.

The following are the estimated minimum disk space requirements for the system partition.

Minimum: 32 GB

Network adapter requirements

Network adapters used with this release should include these features:

Minimum:

An Ethernet adapter capable of at least gigabit throughput
Compliant with the PCI Express architecture specification.
Supports Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE).
A network adapter that supports network debugging (KDNet) is useful, but not a minimum requirement.

Other requirements

Computers running this release also must have the following:

DVD drive (if you intend to install the operating system from DVD media)
The following items are not strictly required, but are necessary for certain features:

UEFI 2.3.1c-based system and firmware that supports secure boot
Trusted Platform Module

Graphics device and monitor capable of Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution

Keyboard and Microsoft® mouse (or other compatible pointing device)

Internet access (fees may apply)

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