Cost of Upgrade Server 2003 x32 to x64

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Adrian, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. Adrian

    Adrian Guest

    Would someone be able to tell me the cost of upgrading from Windows Server
    2003 x32 to Windows Server 2003 x64. We have 2 VLA x32 licences.


    Adrian, Aug 2, 2006
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  2. Check your VL agreement, but I _think_ you can simply replace the 32bit with
    a 64bit, without incurring a cost. (except a media cost, potentially.)

    That being said, this is something you should discuss with your supplier who
    is much more likely to be an expert in the intricacies of MS licensing.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 2, 2006
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  3. Adrian

    Adrian Guest

    Thanks. I was under the impression it was no cost (other than the media) but
    I have asked our supplier by email and I have not got a clear answer! I am
    going to ring him to discuss it and clarify exactly what he is saying, but I
    am not one hundred percent confident that what ever he tells me will be
    correct. Hence I thought I would ask here where I imagined someone may have
    gone through the same process.

    I guess it may end up with a call to Microsoft.

    Adrian, Aug 2, 2006
  4. Unlike the retail SKUs, on volume licensing you simply buy "WS2003" and
    can deploy x86 or x64 as you see fit. The media kit includes disks for both.
    Steve Foster [SBS MVP], Aug 2, 2006
  5. Adrian

    Adrian Guest


    Thanks very much for the reply. I will check our media kit.

    Adrian, Aug 2, 2006
  6. That's what I thought, but I don't do VL, so I'm glad to have confirmation.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 2, 2006
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