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MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 - 64bit ?

I wanted to install exchange 2007 sp1 in a 64bit environment but my MS Virtual server whch is on xeon duo core procs wont let me install ms windows 2003 64bit.

Is there a Microsoft Virtual Server 64bit version ?  I am assuming no as I cant find anything.  
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You need an updated version of virtual server. Either R2 of 2005 or Virtual Server 2007.

Or use VMWARE.

If your Virtual Server is installed on a 32-bit OS, then it cannot run 64-bit virtual machines. I'm assuming this is what you are trying to do? Assuming your CPU is 64-bit and supports VT technology, VMWare can run 64-bit virtual machines on a 32-bit OS, by passing 64-bit instructions directly to the CPU VT layer.
martinmcginleyAuthor Commented:
ok thanks....so if i re-install the host OS with a w2003 64 bit OS (2 xeon duo core 5110 cpus) and then install ms virtual server2005 r5 64bit edition I should be able to install 64bit win machines on that.  Then my question becomes can I run 32 bit VM on the3 host 64 bit VM machine.

Thanks again.
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32-bit VM on 64-bit OS is not a problem for any VM software, not even Virtual server!
good luck
martinmcginleyAuthor Commented:
well I know VM is way better than MS stuff but at least the MS stuff is free for now.  thanks
martinmcginleyAuthor Commented:
Well I know have 64bit Host OS and installed 64 bit MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 and it wont let me install  64bit windows as a guest OS in this new VM environment ?  Am I doing something worng or does it just not handle 64bit wndows guest OS's ?
I apologize. I gave you misinformation. I had not realised how much crap MS VServer is...
"64bit guest support won't be available until Viridian"

As for free software, VMWare Server (to MS VServer what VMWarePlayer is to VPC) is completely free, and does support 64-bit Guest OS even on 32-bit OS (as long as CPU is VT-enabled).

Feel free to put a request in community support to strike my solution!
I am about to try this in the next few days, will keep you posted.
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