Windows MultiPoint Server Minimum Hardware Recommendations

Windows MultiPoint Server Minimum Hardware Recommendations

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Hey folks, this is Dean, posting from TechEd 2011. 

A couple folks have asked about the minimum hardware requirements for Multipoint.  You can find that info and more in the Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Planning Guide.

Relevant content copied here:

 

Table 1: Minimum recommended hardware.

Application scenario

Up to 4
stations

5-6
stations

7-10
stations

11-14
stations

15-20
stations

Productivity

Office, Web browsing, line-of-business applications

CPU: 2C1

RAM: 2GB

CPU: 2C

RAM: 4GB

CPU: 4C1

RAM: 6GB

CPU: 4C

RAM: 8GB

CPU: 4C+MT or 6C1

RAM: 8 GB

Mixed

Productivity plus: Occasional video use by some users

CPU: 2C

RAM: 2GB

CPU: 2C

RAM: 4GB

CPU: 4C

RAM: 6GB

CPU: 4C+MT or 6C1

RAM: 8GB

CPU: 4C+MT or 6C

RAM: 8 GB

Video intensive2

Productivity plus: Frequent video use by all users

CPU: 2C

RAM: 2GB

CPU: 4C

RAM: 4GB

CPU: 4C+MT or 6C

RAM: 6GB

CPU: 4C+MT or 6C

RAM: 8GB

CPU: 4C+MT or 8C

RAM: 8 GB

Thin Client: RemoteFX3

USB video not recommended

 

Notes

1 2C = 2 cores, 4C = 4 cores, 6C = 6 cores, MT = Multi-threading. Processor speed should be at least 2.0 gigahertz (GHz).

2 Video testing was performed using 360p H.264 video at its native resolution.

3 RemoteFX, or equivalent technology for RDP, is required when 15 – 20 remotely connected thin clients running full motion video within their session. For more information about hardware requirements for RemoteFX, see Hardware Considerations for RemoteFX (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=211310).

These are the basic requirements for MultiPoint Server. Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration, the programs and features that you decide to install, the number of users and how the system is used.  The actual configuration sizing depends on the workload you are running and the hardware capability. You should always validate the sizing using your own applications and hardware.

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  • Hi i have question. what pci card and video card for direct connections i need? i mean whats hardware need on host to connect the clients for direct connections? and if need some graphic cards, what model and brand can get the 20 output port and socket? can i share one graphic card to 20 clients? thanks for answers. :-*