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WINDOWS SERVER 2016 CHAPTER 2 HIGHLIGHTS(DEFINE / DISCUSS THE CONCEPTS ON THIS LIST)1.HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY LISTA hardware compatibility list is a list of various hardware peripherals and devices thathave been tested or shown to be effectively compatible with a particular softwareprogram. These lists are usually devised and maintained for major programs such asoperating systems (OS) to ensure that a peripheral or other device will be able tofunction properly with an OS. Other types of software can also maintain such a list,though this is often a more specialized list. A hardware compatibility list can typically begenerated and maintained either by the developer of a program or by users of thesoftware who have tested the program with various pieces of hardware.The following are estimated system requirements Windows Server 2016. If yourcomputer has less than the minimum requirements, you will not be able to install thisproduct correctly. Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration andthe applications and features you install.The hardware requirements for Windows Server 2016 are as followsProcessorProcessor performance depends not only on the clock frequency of the processor, butalso on the number of processor cores and the size of the processor cache. Thefollowing are the processor requirements for this product:Minimum:GHz 64-bit processorCompatible with x64 instruction setSupports NX and DEPSupports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchWSupports Second Level Address Translation (EPT or NPT)RAMThe following are the estimated RAM requirements for this product:Minimum:512 MB (2 GB for Server with Desktop Experience installation option)ECC (Error Correcting Code) type or similar technologyStorage controller and disk space requirementsComputers that run Windows Server 2016 must include a storage adapter that iscompliant with the PCI Express architecture specification. Persistent storage devices onservers classified as hard disk drives must not be PATA. Windows Server 2016 does notallow ATA/PATA/IDE/EIDE for boot, page, or data drives.
The following are the estimated minimum disk space requirements for the systempartition.Minimum: 32 GBNetwork adapter requirementsNetwork adapters used with this release should include these features:Minimum:An Ethernet adapter capable of at least gigabit throughputCompliant with the PCI Express architecture specification.Supports Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE).A network adapter that supports network debugging (KDNet) is useful, but not aminimum requirement.Other requirementsComputers running this release also must have the following:DVD drive (if you intend to install the operating system from DVD media)The following items are not strictly required, but are necessary for certain features:UEFI 2.3.1c-based system and firmware that supports secure bootTrusted Platform ModuleGraphics device and monitor capable of Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution

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