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I would like to be able to install 48GB of RAM in my server, but it seems Windows Server 2008 Standard limits me to 32GB.

How do I install more RAM in my server?

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    Hee hee. (twitter.com/codinghorror/status/2430071415 for reference) – Harley Jul 2 '09 at 2:05
  • Arbitrary hardware limits? Every time I find myself thinking 'maybe Microsoft aren't such a big bunch of a holes' something like this crops up and I'm reminded why Linux is superior. @Microsoft: do yourself a favour and stop being a holes. – Styne666 Apr 22 '17 at 6:48
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You will have to upgrade to an Enterprise or Datacenter version of Windows.

Additionally, if you want to use more than 2 GB of memory for any one process, you'll have to upgrade to the 64 bit version.

Available memory table from Microsoft

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To go beyond 32 Gigs you'll need to upgrade Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition.

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