compatability with 64-bit

Posted on 2011-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi, I am planning to purchase a new web server.  Currently I am running 32-bit windows server 2003.  I plan to upgrade to 64-bit windows server 2008.

Can anyone verify whether or not the following applications will be fully compatible with the new system?  All of the applications are 32-bit apps.

SQL Server 2005
Visual Studio 2008
Backup Exec ver 12

Thanks you!
Question by:santaspores1
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    Expert Comment

    You using Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2?

    Author Comment

    I am looking into that now.  I don't know what the difference is yet...

    Assisted Solution

    Yes, you can use all the apps in 64 bit environment.
    windows 64 bit OS automatically redirect 32 or 64 bit process in respective folder.
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    If using 2008 (non-R2), you will need SP2 for SQL Server 2005:

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    Expert Comment

    I currently use Windows 2008 R2 on all my server and run bothSQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 with no issues tha tI have seen, ever. I do not know about Backup Exec v12 though. Hope that helps you somewhat. You shoul dbe able to verify That though on there website.
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    You would need to check with the vendor of the apps to see whether their product is supported on this platform.
    There is some differences between windows 2008 IIS 7 and windows 2008 R2 IIS 7.5.
    Vendor specific app does not run on IIS 7.5 they are looking to see what might explain it..

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    Thanks for the quick information - I really appreciate it!

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