So while we’re on the topic… what’s the hardware requirements for SBS Essentials?  Less than Standard as it doesn’t have the need for supporting Exchange.

Also my understanding is that processor requirement is sliding down a bit before it RTMs:

You also cannot make Aurora be the HyperV parent.  It can be virtualized, but it’s not supported for it to be the HyperV host.

System Requirements:

  • 2.0 GHz x64 processor.
  • 2 GB RAM
  • At least one160 GB hard drive.

One Response to What’s the hardware requirements for SBS Essentials?

  1. Joe Raby says:

    I’ve been testing an Atom D510 (1.66GHz) steadily for the past few weeks, and it seems to be fine. We have 5 workstations hooked up to it, it runs WDS, handles DHCP with dual NIC’s, and has 3 hard drives (1x 160GB for the 60GB OS partition and 2 add’l partitions: 1 for QuickBooks, the other for WDS, and 2x 2TB for the DE storage pool). It runs well. The D510 has 2 cores, and has Hyperthreading, so it’ll run 4 threads at a time. It seems to be just fine for storage. I wouldn’t run a SQL Server LOB on it or anything, but so far it’s been just peachy. I’d like to see SuperMicro update their Atom boards to D525’s just to make them the best they can be, but the current ones are nice too.