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    Default 64 bit hardware required?

    I heard a rumour that server 2008 production release will only be for 64 bit hardware. is this true , same as exchange 2007. If it's the case it will take a while for companies to upgrade server hardware to 64 bit to be able to run longhorn
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    This is not true. It is confirmed that the next server release after Server 2008 will be 64-only. Microsoft has not officially announced whether the next client release codenamed Vienna will be 64-bit only.
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    I read somewhere that the R2 for Server 2008 will be 64-bit only. The article didn't mention the intial relase of Server 2008.
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    I read that Server 2008 will be the last 32-bit release of Windows Server. I would be surprised if the R2 update is not available in 32 bit since they define R2 as a "minor release", but I guess it's possible.

    64-bit ready hardware has been mainstream for about 2 years now. The big issue is going to be application support I would think, and not being able to directly upgrade from x86 to x64 without a complete reinstall
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    Quote Originally Posted by blargoe
    I read that Server 2008 will be the last 32-bit release of Windows Server.
    That's correct, although it was leaked out information at first, they probably already confirmed it somewhere now that the news is out.

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    ]and not being able to directly upgrade from x86 to x64 without a complete reinstall
    Then they'll just have to create a 'Not-So-Easy Transfer Wizard'.
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