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Max RAM Support for SQL Server 2008 R2

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 05, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi All, I am little bit confused with the MAX RAM support by SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Serve 2008 Std support MAX RAM as per the Host MAX RAM Support, but in R2, they have changed it to 64GB for Standard Edition. Is it true? If yes, they why Microsoft has restricted RAM support for R2 Std to 64 GB? We have server with 128 GB of RAM... How can we go ahead with the setup? Thanks, Ashish K India

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