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

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


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

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