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Running on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
Just wondering how it compares to to running on windows server 2003 (64 or 32bit)? Is it faster, less resource usage, does it require more resources, etc?

Thanks, answers only need to be brief or in dot form. This will greatly help me when it comes to choosing a server, the servers will be using Hyper-V.
It's best to run a server on bare metal and NOT on virtual hardware. Many people have has issues running SRCDS on a VM.
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I prefer 2003 for its stability and lesser out of the box memory usage...

Don't host game servers on VM... Performance isn't there... It may seem like it, but the game server will be using a middle man to get to the hardware.
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They are both great operating systems, but I think what you need to look at is what you want to do with them. If you are now, or ever thinking of boosting over 500fps you want to consider 2008. But if your positive you won't be then I think 2003 is the better choice because it runs a little lighter on the machine, and in many people opinions its more stable because it is an older OS, most the bugs have been worked out.
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I never liked 08 for 1000fps... Linux does a better job at anything greater than 500fps... I never had a use for 1000fps on windows really... Well except that one time somebody ordered a 1000fps gmod server... Never mind that. Toungue
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