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Microsoft Windows Logo Program System and Device Requirements  —  53

A6.4.6 Server system supports additional required devices and subsystem capabilities
A6.4.6.1 Logo-compliant network adapter

An ISA or LPC-based network adapter solution is not allowed.

A6.4.6.2 Primary graphics adapter, if present on an x86-based system, supports 800x600x256 color and VESA timing standards.

Server systems which meet the requirements for headless server capabilities are not required to supply a local console primary graphics adapter. However, if a primary graphics adapter is present in the system, at a minimum, the adapter must support 800 × 600 × 256 color, following the VESA monitor timing standards and guidelines for this mode.

The adapter must also work normally with the default VGA mode driver, which is required for installing the operating system, so the primary adapter must support 4-bit planar VGA mode.

A6. VGA-compatible devices must not use non-video I/O ports.

A VGA-compatible device must not use any legacy I/O ports that are not set aside for video in the PCI 2.2 specification.

A6.4.6.3 CD or DVD drive or other method for installing the operating system and emergency repair support.

The server system must include either CD or DVD drive support or another method to enable the installation (or reinstallation) of the operating system. If an OEM does not provide a floppy disk drive for this purpose, an alternate emergency repair method must be provided.

A6.4.6.4 Parallel port design, if present on an x86-based system meets requirements

There is no requirement that a parallel port be present on a server; designers are strongly discouraged from incorporating parallel ports based on legacy parallel port technologies. However, if a parallel port is present on a server, then it must meet the related requirements as defined in B2.4.

If implemented in a server system, a legacy parallel port must provide flexible resource configuration following the Plug and Play Parallel Port Device Specification, Version 1.0b. Resource requirements must be met for each device of this type on the system. The requirements cannot be split between two ports on the system.

The parallel port must support ISA I/O addresses of 378h and 278h, plus 3BC or a vendor-assigned I/O address. Using these standard I/O addresses ensures proper functioning of software written for operating systems that directly address these locations.

No ECP support is required for parallel ports on servers.

A6.4.6.5 DELETED
A6.4.6.6 Windows Sever 2003, Enterprise Edition: System designed for deployment with MSCS clustering does not use ATA host controller or peripherals.

If ATA is implemented in a server system, the ATA host controller and peripherals must meet all related requirements for devices and drivers. There is no restriction on the use of ATA drives for Basic and SOHO class servers running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition. For Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, ATA devices can only be used as operating system disks (boot, system and paging); hardware redundant (RAID) controllers are recommended. ATA drives may not be used for application data, although the application executable files may be installed on ATA drives.

A6.4.7 Server system additional required capabilities

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