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migrating from 2003 server 32x to 64x

I currently have a windows 2003 server 32 bit and we are needing to upgrade it to 64 bit because of memory restrictions. Is there an easy way to upgrade this server or do I have to format and start from scratch installing 64 bit?
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I forgot to mention that this server is just a stand alone server no DHCP,DNS, Web serving....  It's just a file dump, but it has 3 small networked applications that dont really need to be down long if possible. Problem is, 2 of these packages the company who wrote the software had to send a tech in to install and setup the applications
 
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Hi again
I don't think is possible to do an in place upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit. but you can try... just put a virtual PC on a 64 bit machine, restore an backup of your server there (before you can cut the network for virtual machine or reconfigure in local loopback mode) and try to perform an upgrade there. If that work you can try to real envirolnement after a good backup.

Dan