Windows Home Server 2011 System Requirements & Supported Operating Systems

Before installing Windows Home Server 2011, it is worth checking out its system requirements. (Windows Home Server 2011 is a 64-bit only operating system and therefore will require 64-Bit hardware). Below are the detailed system requirements for Windows Home Server 2011. You can find out more about connectivity and related options for running a Windows Home Server here.

You can download a trial version of Windows Home Server 2011 from Microsoft’s website (link given at the end of this post).


System Requirements

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz x64
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM (minimum)
  • Hard Disk: 160 GB (or larger) hard drive
  • Supported File System: NTFS is the only supported file system
  • Supported Networking Configuration:
  1. Server computer must be connected to a router
  2. The router works best with a UPnP ™ certified device
  3. The router works best in the 192.168.x.x subnet

Supported Operating Systems

Following is a list of operating systems that it supports:

  • The Windows 7 Operating System
  1. Windows 7 Home Basic (x86 and x64)
  2. Windows 7 Home Premium (x86 and x64)
  3. Windows 7 Professional (x86 and x64)
  4. Windows 7 Ultimate (x86 and x64)
  5. Windows 7 Enterprise (x86 and x64)
  6. Windows 7 Starter (x86)
  • The Windows Vista Operating System
  1. Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2 (SP2) (x86 and x64)
  2. Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2 (x86 and x64)
  3. Windows Vista Business with SP2 (x86 and x64)
  4. Windows Vista Ultimate with SP2 (x86 and x64)
  5. Windows Vista Enterprise with SP2 (x86 and x64)
  6. Windows Vista Starter with SP2 (x86)
  • The Windows XP Operating System
  1. Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  2. Windows XP Professional with SP3
  3. Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP3


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