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System Requirements

Windows Home Server 2011, along with requiring a 64-bit processor, requires the following specs for the PC running the server software:

  • 1.4GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • At least one 160GB or more hard drive

Keep in mind: You can’t connect the Windows Home Server directly to your Internet modem. It must be connected via Ethernet cable to a network router. The supported Windows versions for the client PCs include:

  • Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Starter (32-bit only)
  • Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista Starter with SP2 (32-bit only)
  • Windows XP Home, Professional, and Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 3 (32-bit only)
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