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compatability with 64-bit

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!
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santaspores1
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You using Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2?
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santaspores1Author Commented:
I am looking into that now.  I don't know what the difference is yet...
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mjangidCommented:
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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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
If using 2008 (non-R2), you will need SP2 for SQL Server 2005:
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/en/us/system-requirements.aspx#ws

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LazarusCommented:
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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arnoldCommented:
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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santaspores1Author Commented:
Thanks for the quick information - I really appreciate it!
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