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I have the following situation: a network with 3 servers loaded with Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.
1 server is the DC + Exchange, another one is an application server, and the 3rd one is the Terminal Services server.
I want to upgrade the Terminal Server one to Windows Server 2008 Standard 64-bit to be able to use more than 4 GB.
Is there any conflicts with using a server with 2008 (which has the Terminal Server role) in a network with a domain controller using 2003? I was researching on-line, but could not get a clear answer.
Thank you.

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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
You, you can use a Server 2008 TS in a 2003 AD.  You will need to make sure one of your servers hosts the broker service and licensing service required by TS2008.  You generally cannot "upgrade" 2003 Standard (which I am betting is 32 bit) to 2008 x64.  You can only upgrade x64 to x64 (same architecture).  I would suggest a backup and reload.  Remember that your 2003 CALs will not work for your 2008 server, so you will have to upgrade your CALs as well.

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HMBNETPCAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your reply, DrUltima.
You are correct: it is 2003 Server 32-bit. Question: can I upgrade from Server 2003 32-bit to Server 2003 64-bit?
Thx.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
No.... You cannot "upgrade" inplace from any 32bit platform to a 64bit platform.  Your only recourse is a reinstall.  Do you need assistance in making sure your data is properly migrated to the rebuilt server?

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HMBNETPCAuthor Commented:
Thank you, sir!
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HMBNETPCAuthor Commented:
DrUltima;
thanks for the info.
Once I reformat with Server 2003 Standard 64-bit, I believe I will have to re-create the Terminal Server settings for the users, correct?

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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
That is correct.
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HMBNETPCAuthor Commented:
Got it.
Thanks SO much for your accurate and prompt response.
best regards,

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