If you installed your VM with only one CPU and Windows 2003 Server, I suspect that the installation installed the uniprocessor kernel (older Windows desktop OSes did this). So, giving the VM two CPUs, then three CPUs wouldn't help if this is the case - only one CPU would be used by the kernel. See how many CPUs are shown in running the Task Manager in Windows 2003. If it shows only one CPU, even with the three CPUs you gave to the VM, then that shows you must have the uniprocessor kernel, and you will need to reinstall Windows 2003 Server in the VM to get the multiprocessor kernel that can handle more than one CPU.
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!