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Ranjith Prakash
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      05-28-2008
I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,

version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)

Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?

Thanks in advance
Ranjith
 
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Maratonmannen
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      05-28-2008
My version is 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2gdr.070321-2337 : Service Pack 2)
I have XP x64. Doesn´t your winver also show x64 edition? Mine does.
Also check Control Panel -> System -> General.
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Systen Information.
You should see x64.
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"Ranjith Prakash" wrote:

> I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
> Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
>
> version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
>
> Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
>
> Thanks in advance
> Ranjith

 
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Ranjith Prakash
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      05-28-2008
Thanks for helping me.

In the screens you specified, i did not find X64. The operating system that
is available is windows server 2003.

Is it safe to assume, it is 32 bit operating system?
I dont know why it is not explitly saying it is 32 bit.

Thanks,
Ranjith

"Maratonmannen" wrote:

> My version is 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2gdr.070321-2337 : Service Pack 2)
> I have XP x64. Doesn´t your winver also show x64 edition? Mine does.
> Also check Control Panel -> System -> General.
> Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Systen Information.
> You should see x64.
> --
> Asus P5WDG2 WS Pro
> Core™ 2 Extreme X6800
> RAPTOR 2x150 GB RAID 0
> 4GB DDR2 800MHz
> GeForce 8800GTX
> Eizo 30"
> Enermax 1000W 75A@+12V
> LAN 100/100
> XP x64 SP2 dualboot Vista x64 SP1 (slipstreamed)
>
>
> "Ranjith Prakash" wrote:
>
> > I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
> > Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
> >
> > version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
> >
> > Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > Ranjith

 
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S.SubZero
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      05-28-2008
On May 28, 8:33*am, Ranjith Prakash
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> Is it safe to assume, it is 32 bit operating system?
> I dont know why it is not explitly saying it is 32 bit.


It doesn't explicitly say it since it came out in 2003 and there was
no 64-bit Server 2003 at the time. 32-bit was all they had, no need
to differentiate.

They never changed this. Server 2003 32-bit is the "regular" edition
whereas Server 2003 64-bit is the "different" one.
 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      05-28-2008
I'm not at all sure that it says 64-bit in Winver regardless. BUT, if you go
to Control Panel, System, you'll see 64-bit there if it is. (Or right click
My Computer and select Properties - same dialog.)

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"S.SubZero" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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On May 28, 8:33 am, Ranjith Prakash
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Is it safe to assume, it is 32 bit operating system?
> I dont know why it is not explitly saying it is 32 bit.


It doesn't explicitly say it since it came out in 2003 and there was
no 64-bit Server 2003 at the time. 32-bit was all they had, no need
to differentiate.

They never changed this. Server 2003 32-bit is the "regular" edition
whereas Server 2003 64-bit is the "different" one.

 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      05-28-2008
Lots of ways to confirm it. Presence of Program Files (x86) directory, for
example. Or various registry keys. Or Control Panel, System and it will say
64-bit there. But Winver is not a reliable way to tell.

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"Ranjith Prakash" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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>I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
> Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
>
> version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
>
> Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
>
> Thanks in advance
> Ranjith


 
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Colin Barnhorst
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      05-28-2008
He's running server so it could be 32bit.

"Maratonmannen" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> My version is 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2gdr.070321-2337 : Service Pack 2)
> I have XP x64. Doesn´t your winver also show x64 edition? Mine does.
> Also check Control Panel -> System -> General.
> Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Systen
> Information.
> You should see x64.
> --
> Asus P5WDG2 WS Pro
> Core™ 2 Extreme X6800
> RAPTOR 2x150 GB RAID 0
> 4GB DDR2 800MHz
> GeForce 8800GTX
> Eizo 30"
> Enermax 1000W 75A@+12V
> LAN 100/100
> XP x64 SP2 dualboot Vista x64 SP1 (slipstreamed)
>
>
> "Ranjith Prakash" wrote:
>
>> I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
>> Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
>>
>> version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
>>
>> Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>> Ranjith


 
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Chuck Walbourn [MSFT]
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      05-28-2008
It appears WINVER never reports if the OS is a 32-bit or 64-bit version.

This should be obvious in the System Control Panel as other's have noted.

You can also type 'set' in a command prompt and look for the
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE variable. It shows "AMD64" if it's an X64 system.

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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      05-29-2008
Yup, Winver has become essentially useless as a tool, since it doesn't give
you critical information.

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"Chuck Walbourn [MSFT]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> It appears WINVER never reports if the OS is a 32-bit or 64-bit version.
>
> This should be obvious in the System Control Panel as other's have noted.
>
> You can also type 'set' in a command prompt and look for the
> PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE variable. It shows "AMD64" if it's an X64 system.
>
> --
> Chuck Walbourn
> SDE, XNA Developer Connection
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
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>


 
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Bender
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      05-29-2008
If you had a 64 bit executable you could try running it and see if it runs.

"Ranjith Prakash" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> I need to find out whether the server runs in 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS.
> Following is the information i got when i did "winver" in run prompt,
>
> version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710 : Service pack 2)
>
> Can you kindly confirm whether this is 32 bit / 64 bit Operating system?
>
> Thanks in advance
> Ranjith


 
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