Section 2.8: Adding Additional Hardware

2.8.1: Adding Additional CPUs

When you install Windows Server 2003 on a multiprocessor computer with only one central processor unit (CPU), the Windows Server 2003 Setup program will install a uniprocessor kernel on the computer. You can add a second CPU to the computer by inserting the CPU in the motherboard, according to the manufacturer's instructions, and restarting the computer. On reboot, the system will detect the additional CPU and will replace the uniprocessor system drivers with the multiprocessor equivalents.

You can verify that the system sees the second CPU by opening the Performance window in Task Manager. The Performance window should show graphs for each CPU. If the Performance window does not display a graph for the second CPU, make sure it is fully seated and that no changes are required in CMOS. Also, make sure the voltage regulators or other motherboard devices are in place and firmly seated.

2.8.2: Adding Removable Media Drives

Windows Server 2003 supports a new service called the Removable Storage Manager (RSM). The RSM service simplifies managing removable media if you have large CD-ROM jukeboxes or a robotic tape library. In previous versions of Windows, each disk in a jukebox or disc changer is assigned a separate drive letter, which could be problematic when configuring large CD libraries because there are not enough drive letters to accommodate a 25-disc library. RSM solves this problem by assigning a single drive letter to the device itself and manipulating the CDs in the background.

However, each disk must be mounted by name using the RSM Mount command. This requires that you know the logical media ID assigned to the CD by RSM. This information is available in the RSM snap-in within the Computer Management console. r "Win2K3