Windows SBS2003 32 Bit - 64 Bit Upgrade Possibility
Posted on 2011-10-31
My Client has a SBS 2003 32 Bit with 4Gb RAM for years, everything works the way we expected and I really appreciates and happy with the stability & performance since it was built!
Once I attempted to put/add more RAM to ease production database degraded in speed / performance but realized it won't helps due to 32 Bit O/S*
(Does it really true that there's NO other ways around the 4Gb limitation on this 32 bit O/S?!)*
There's no budget / plan to purchase, upgrade and switch to another SBS2008 box (64 Bit) equip with large memory size (can't effort due to downsizing and low work orders demand)
Should I add another standard file server box to move & host shares database / files and leave this box with Exchange 2003 remains, are there any best - alternative ways to work around the performance issue & keep the company moving on, any suggestion and recommendation?
Thanks in advance for all EE Expert advise!