Upgrade Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition 32bit to x64bit ver

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  1. Can someone point me to documentation or personal experience as to the
    strategy for upgrading from Windows 2003 Server Enterprise 32bit to x64bit
    version if at all possible? Or is an installation of that OS version
    required? Any insight into 64bit fibre channel HBA (Emulex) device drivers
    would be appreciated.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?a21tNTE2?=, Jan 27, 2006
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  2. There is no upgrade path from x86 Server 2003 to x64 Server 2003, clean
    install only, although both can co-exist nicely in the same environment. I
    bet Charlie can attest to that.

    Here is a link to some resources on Server 2003 x64:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888733

    "Any insight into 64bit fibre channel HBA (Emulex) device drivers would be
    appreciated."
    Sorry, don't know anything about that.
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    "kmm516" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Can someone point me to documentation or personal experience as to the
    > strategy for upgrading from Windows 2003 Server Enterprise 32bit to x64bit
    > version if at all possible? Or is an installation of that OS version
    > required? Any insight into 64bit fibre channel HBA (Emulex) device drivers
    > would be appreciated.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jan 27, 2006
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  3. There is no direct upgrade path - it is an entirely new installation. If
    installing onto an existing Server, you should format the partition where it
    is being installed to ensure that no lingering 32-bit file versions remain
    that aren't supposed to be there. As for fibre channel drivers, I honestly
    don't know which ones are included. Your best source there is the
    manufacturer of the card.

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    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64

    kmm516 wrote:
    > Can someone point me to documentation or personal experience as to the
    > strategy for upgrading from Windows 2003 Server Enterprise 32bit to x64bit
    > version if at all possible? Or is an installation of that OS version
    > required? Any insight into 64bit fibre channel HBA (Emulex) device drivers
    > would be appreciated.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jan 27, 2006
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  4. "kmm516" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Can someone point me to documentation or personal experience as to the
    > strategy for upgrading from Windows 2003 Server Enterprise 32bit to x64bit
    > version if at all possible? Or is an installation of that OS version
    > required? Any insight into 64bit fibre channel HBA (Emulex) device drivers
    > would be appreciated.


    Don't know about Emulex, but I can say we have an x64 server at work with a
    QLogic 2340 which works great, including EMC PowerPath and Navisphere
    software.
     
    Michael D'Angelo, Jan 28, 2006
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