what is the difference between NM33_ia64.exe; NM33_x64.exe and NM33_x86.exe

I want to set up some network connectivity tests for a vista enterprise - Windows 2003 server setup. Which of these Microsoft Network Monitor exe's should I use?
Graham_BoswellAsked:
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sno0401Commented:
The difference is in the hardware so it depends on the hardware you are using on the computer you are going to run the exe on. ia64 is 64 bit Intel Itanium architecture, x64 is 64 bit, and x86 is 32 bit. 32 bit tends to run on 32 bit and 64 bit processors and so I would recommend using  NM33_x86.exe. If you know that you are using one of the 64 bit processors then use the relevent one.
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sno0401Commented:
here are some links that might help if you are unsure which processor you are using:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itanium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X64
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86
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Graham_BoswellAuthor Commented:
>>>...it depends on the hardware you are using on the computer you are going to run the exe on. ia64 is 64 bit Intel Itanium architecture, x64 is 64 bit, and x86 is 32 bit. 32 bit tends to run on 32 bit and 64 bit processors and so I would recommend using  NM33_x86.exe. If you know that you are using one of the 64 bit processors then use the relevent one.

Thank you, that is very helpful. Presumably you mean that I should use the version suitable for the OS I'm using - for example, x86.exe for a 32-bit operating system, regardless of hardware?
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sno0401Commented:
yes
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