32-bit or 64-bit
When determining whether to install Windows Server 32-bit or 64-bit on servers running 4Gb or less of memory, what would the benefits be of choosing the 64-bit OS? Thanks, Doug
March 3rd, 2008 10:44pm

Although a 64bit Windows Server installation will actually use more RAM compared to a 32bit Windows Server installation, there's some advantages to installing 64bit, when your current line of business applications permit it: Applications will require 64bit increasingly. (Exchange Server is a perfect example) When you want to increase RAM you're not limited to 4GB (in Web and Standard Edition) 64bit installations of Windows Server 2003 can only be in-place upgraded to a 64bit installation of Windows Server 2008. The next version of Windows Server will be 64bit only. If in-place upgrading is your goal, be sure to install 64bit Windows Server now to be able to upgrade later. Read this whitepaper for more information.
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March 4th, 2008 12:27am

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