Checking server specifications

Logan asked:

Pretty basic question. I’ve had someone alert me to a concern that the initial IT firm that setup the server environment where I currently am did not install hardware to the specifications specified in the proposal/quote/invoice.

Question is, is checking RAM, processor and hard drives the same as on a normal PC? Right-click on My Computer when logged into the SBS 2008 and the figures shown are the actual specifications of the server?

And for the hard drives, opening compmgmt.msc and navigating to Disk Management and then simply view the disks shown?

The proposal says Dual Xeon Quad-Core 2.4Ghz processor and the System window shows Xeon(R) CPU E5506 2.13GHz.

The proposal says 32 GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM and the System windows shows 24.0 GB.

The proposal says 8 x IBM 300 GB SAS hard drives and the Disk Management windows shows 2 disks, one being 136.7 GB and the other 931.46 GB.

Is anyone able to shed some light if where I’m looking (I’m used to a PC) is still accurate on a server?


** EDIT **

Have just run msinfo32 and the Processor shows: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5506 @ 2.13GHz, 2128 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) – so this is not the dual Xeon Quad-Core 2.4GHz processors as outlined is it? The Installed Physical Memory (RAM) also shows 24.0 GB total, so I know that one isn’t the 32 GB they outlined.

My answer:

Yes, you have correctly determined what hardware is in your server. Windows Server really is not significantly different from the client OS.

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