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Old 02-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed there is no x86 only a x64 version of the server software. Is Micro$oft planning on a x86 version? My servers don't have 64bit chips in them and i hate to by a 64bit computer just to test the product before an eventual deployment. Is there a way to r 64bit os with out a 64bit processor?
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There is no way to try 64 Bit on a 32 Bit Chip. From what i see there is a x86 version out there. But you have to go thru not so nice means to get it.
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I got a 32 bit version
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Eric;
How did you get a 32bit technet only shows 64?
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I got mine a month or two before it was release. mine is actually 2007 home sever. I install it to a 32 bit server. this is the first time that I heard that it was 64 bit only
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Where I work we have a test server running Server 2008 Enterprise 32 bit version. (Build 6001)
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Where I work we have a test server running Server 2008 Enterprise 32 bit version. (Build 6001)
It could be the RC build. those are still active and you can still get them from Microsoft.

Eric Windows Server 2008 is only available right now in 64 Bit flavor. I have checked both MSDN and TechNET. The 32 Bit version is only a leak and not available from Microsoft servers.
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It could be the RC build. those are still active and you can still get them from Microsoft.

Eric Windows Server 2008 is only available right now in 64 Bit flavor. I have checked both MSDN and TechNET. The 32 Bit version is only a leak and not available from Microsoft servers.
it wasn't like that when it first came out. they had to change that later. they have 32 bit versions at microcenter and available from download from ms a few months ago.

without telling too much of my business, I got it from a guy who had the original home server legit copy. he just didn't give me his serial. I'll leave it at that. I almost bought until I realize that it only recognize only one of my 6 scsi drives in raid 5. I have the restore discs and everything
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Windows Server 2008 just went final Feb 4th. So it couldnt have been like that months ago.

Windows Server Division WebLog : Windows Server 2008 - RTM!!!

Windows Home Server went RTM toward the end of last year. But this is the Full Server not the Home Edition. This is the one to replace Server 2003.
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With any bet, it will be x64 only for MS support. They may however release a 32bit version for training/testing purposes (they did this with exchange 2007), but it will not be supported by MS in production environments.

Right now they only have the x64 version of server 2008 out.
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