Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    229

    Unanswered: Can 2008 Express be used on a multi-CPU server?

    I'm about to install SQL Server 2008 Express on a server having four CPUs.

    However, the System Requirements information says "Only a single processor
    is supported". Does this mean I can't use it on my server, or that it
    will only use one of the four CPUs ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    In front of the computer
    Posts
    15,579
    Provided Answers: 54
    I haven't tried using SQL 2008 Express, but in previous versions only one of the four CPUs would be used.

    -PatP

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    229
    OK, I hope they've just been a bit unclear when expressing
    this detail, then. It sounded to me like it wouldn't work at all with more than one CPU.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    In front of the computer
    Posts
    15,579
    Provided Answers: 54
    I'm at least "four nines" (0.9999 or 99.99%) sure that SQL2008 Express will run on a multi CPU machine, just on one CPU.

    -PatP

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    229
    I'll try next week then. Thanks.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    One Flump in One Place
    Posts
    14,912
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Phelan
    I'm at least "four nines" (0.9999 or 99.99%) sure
    Talk about hedging your bets!
    Testimonial:
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    In front of the computer
    Posts
    15,579
    Provided Answers: 54
    Until I've successfully done it, I'm not certain of anything anymore. I've always been cynical and skeptical, but both of those qualities are going "off the chart" for me lately.

    I've never seen a Microsoft product that behaves other than the way that I've described, and I think that both PSS and Marketing would euthanize anyone that authorized such an abomination, but that doesn't mean that some Assistant VP of Paperwork might not do it...

    I only state things as certain if I am mathematically certain of them. There are some things that I can't explain or "prove" due to confidentiality issues, and I could certainly make an error (in which case my opinion would be worthless), but I won't say that I know something unless I'm dead certain that I know it.

    -PatP

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,434
    Provided Answers: 10
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Phelan
    Until I've successfully done it, I'm not certain of anything anymore.
    ...


    Nah, it's too easy
    George
    Home | Blog

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •