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Dual processors and NT Server

By corey ·
What utility do I need to run after I upgrade a machine from single to dual processors? Does this utility actually make NT run on a dual-processor kernel?

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by rappenp In reply to Dual processors and NT Se ...

This is a termial server is it? Termial server has to be reloaded for the other processor. I did find a work around for it however it was very convulted. Yes it was on technet.

as for just plain old nt there is a little about it on technet, but a word of warning you are changing the hal to get the second processor support, if it a Compaq, Dell, Big box server you really want there HAL not Microsoft's try calling the manufactor this should be a no cost call and they will tell exactly the file to download for the system you have.

Thanks Pete

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by corey In reply to Dual processors and NT Se ...

A work around? I didn't include enough info yesterday, the OS is win2000 and the primary functions of win2k - server, is for the terminal server component. Is there a win2k resource kit out there? Or is the uptomp.exe utility shipped w/ win2k?

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by allan In reply to Dual processors and NT Se ...

The NT Utility is "uptomp". check the resource kit.
If you have any support contracts I'd call the Manufactuer first.
Have done it both ways and if you take your time it will work.

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by corey In reply to Dual processors and NT Se ...

I didn't include enough info yesterday, the OS is win2000 server. Is there a win2k resource kit out there? Or is the uptomp.exe utility shipped w/ win2k?

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by McKayTech In reply to Dual processors and NT Se ...

It depends on the machine. If it's a Compaq, you definitely want to do it the Compaq way. For a generic machine, the Microsoft uptomp.exe is the correct utility.
And, yes, it actually does cause NT to use both the processors.

One caution from a painful experience I had: after you run the upgrade program, make sure and re-run the appropriate Service Pack BEFORE you re-boot. Otherwise, you may end up with mis-matched kernel files (e.g. SP4 HAL with SP5 NTLDR) and that can rapidly turn intoa nightmare that requires a parallel installation to fix.

Research it carefully and make SURE you have good, verified backups. It usually goes smoothly but when it doesn't, it gets hairy in a hurry and that is no time to discover your tape drivewas producing garbage (been there... done that).

paul

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by corey In reply to Dual processors and NT Se ...

I didn't include enough info yesterday, the OS is win2000 server. Is there a win2k resource kit out there? Or is the uptomp.exe utility shipped w/ win2k?

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by McKayTech In reply to Dual processors and NT Se ...

Ah.... that turns out to be important information!

To answer your questions: 1. Yes there is a Windows2000 Server Resource Kit. 2. It does NOT contain UPTOMP.EXE and 3. UPTOMP.EXE is not necessary for the upgrade.

For the procedure, find article Q234558 on TechNet.

regards!

paul

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by corey In reply to Dual processors and NT Se ...

This is the answer I am looking for. Thank you very much. You are the man!

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