New to 64-bit;General Questions

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by compsosinc@gmail.com, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Guest

    We need to purchase the 64-bit version of Windows 2003 Server Std
    Edition because of the 4GB memory limitation in the 32-bit version.

    This server will be used as a Terminal server with both thin-clients
    and thick-clients (XP Pro and Vista Business) connecting to it. We
    need to install MS Office 2007 and an accounting application on the
    TS.

    1. Can 32-bit applications install & run on a 64-bit Server operating
    system?

    2. In our particular application, are there any limitations/
    disadvantages to the 64-bit version of the Server OS?

    Thanks
    , Oct 31, 2007
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  2. 1.) yes. There are some gotchas, however. Applications that use a driver
    must have a 64-bit driver to work. Applications that are 16 bit, or have a
    16-bit installer, don't work. There is no 16 bit support. Period. In
    general, make sure you have appropriate drivers for all your hardware.
    Ideally, make sure your applications officially support running on 64-bit,
    and that they support running on a Terminal Server. Office 2007, for
    example, only support TS with the Enterprise Edition. Make sure you have the
    right version.

    2.) No, the x64 versions of Windows are ideal for Terminal Services.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We need to purchase the 64-bit version of Windows 2003 Server Std
    > Edition because of the 4GB memory limitation in the 32-bit version.
    >
    > This server will be used as a Terminal server with both thin-clients
    > and thick-clients (XP Pro and Vista Business) connecting to it. We
    > need to install MS Office 2007 and an accounting application on the
    > TS.
    >
    > 1. Can 32-bit applications install & run on a 64-bit Server operating
    > system?
    >
    > 2. In our particular application, are there any limitations/
    > disadvantages to the 64-bit version of the Server OS?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 31, 2007
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  3. Vijfje5 Guest

    Dear Charlie,

    Is it true? I read Office 2007 Enterprise is the only version running on
    Terminal server 2003 x64?? I am running Office 2007 Standard on terminal
    server 2003 x64 and i am having some troubles with some users when printing
    in Word 2007.... Can this be the problem??

    Arjan Ploeg
    SBS Specialist

    "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:

    > 1.) yes. There are some gotchas, however. Applications that use a driver
    > must have a 64-bit driver to work. Applications that are 16 bit, or have a
    > 16-bit installer, don't work. There is no 16 bit support. Period. In
    > general, make sure you have appropriate drivers for all your hardware.
    > Ideally, make sure your applications officially support running on 64-bit,
    > and that they support running on a Terminal Server. Office 2007, for
    > example, only support TS with the Enterprise Edition. Make sure you have the
    > right version.
    >
    > 2.) No, the x64 versions of Windows are ideal for Terminal Services.
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > We need to purchase the 64-bit version of Windows 2003 Server Std
    > > Edition because of the 4GB memory limitation in the 32-bit version.
    > >
    > > This server will be used as a Terminal server with both thin-clients
    > > and thick-clients (XP Pro and Vista Business) connecting to it. We
    > > need to install MS Office 2007 and an accounting application on the
    > > TS.
    > >
    > > 1. Can 32-bit applications install & run on a 64-bit Server operating
    > > system?
    > >
    > > 2. In our particular application, are there any limitations/
    > > disadvantages to the 64-bit version of the Server OS?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >

    >
    Vijfje5, Jan 21, 2008
    #3
  4. My understanding is that Office 2k7 Enterprise is the only version supported
    on Terminal Services. (This is NOT 64bit specific, but terminal server
    application mode specific.)

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


    "Vijfje5" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Dear Charlie,
    >
    > Is it true? I read Office 2007 Enterprise is the only version running on
    > Terminal server 2003 x64?? I am running Office 2007 Standard on terminal
    > server 2003 x64 and i am having some troubles with some users when
    > printing
    > in Word 2007.... Can this be the problem??
    >
    > Arjan Ploeg
    > SBS Specialist
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> 1.) yes. There are some gotchas, however. Applications that use a driver
    >> must have a 64-bit driver to work. Applications that are 16 bit, or have
    >> a
    >> 16-bit installer, don't work. There is no 16 bit support. Period. In
    >> general, make sure you have appropriate drivers for all your hardware.
    >> Ideally, make sure your applications officially support running on
    >> 64-bit,
    >> and that they support running on a Terminal Server. Office 2007, for
    >> example, only support TS with the Enterprise Edition. Make sure you have
    >> the
    >> right version.
    >>
    >> 2.) No, the x64 versions of Windows are ideal for Terminal Services.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Charlie.
    >> http://msmvps.com/xperts64
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>
    >>
    >> <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > We need to purchase the 64-bit version of Windows 2003 Server Std
    >> > Edition because of the 4GB memory limitation in the 32-bit version.
    >> >
    >> > This server will be used as a Terminal server with both thin-clients
    >> > and thick-clients (XP Pro and Vista Business) connecting to it. We
    >> > need to install MS Office 2007 and an accounting application on the
    >> > TS.
    >> >
    >> > 1. Can 32-bit applications install & run on a 64-bit Server operating
    >> > system?
    >> >
    >> > 2. In our particular application, are there any limitations/
    >> > disadvantages to the 64-bit version of the Server OS?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >> >

    >>
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 21, 2008
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