32 Bit Support To Be Optional in Windows Server 2008



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I thought this was exciting news until I read.

"In addition, the Active Directory, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, and Web Server roles require the installation of WoW64 in order to run in Windows Server 2008 R2"


You would think that all 9 roles server core was intended to support would be native 64bit if 32bit functionality is considered to be only an option.



digital demon

About damn time, I say. 64-bit CPUs have been out for, what, 5 years? It's obvious that software developers aren't going to make the change on their own, so Microsoft is going to do what it has to do...not give them a choice.



Microsoft has already announced 2 or 3 years ago that Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 will be the last versions of windows to come in both 32-bit and 64-bit. Everything after that will be 64-bit only.

It was widely reported in the IT press at the time and Microsoft's policy hasn't changed since then. Very old news.

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