Any pitfalls for Win2003 - 64 bit?

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Jan Leste, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Jan Leste

    Jan Leste Guest

    We are getting a new database server and are considering running 64-bit
    versions of both the OS and SQL 2005. I'm trying to understand the
    drawbacks we might face with going with 64-bit versions.

    I know hardware drivers are something we'll need to make sure are
    available. But are there other issues we should be aware of.
    Jan Leste, Jul 19, 2006
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  2. memory, memory, memory, x64 gobbles it up like it's going out of fashion..
    Mark Gillespie, Jul 19, 2006
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  3. By the same token, x64 lets you use far more memory than 32-bit windows.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 19, 2006
  4. Jan Leste

    dfosbenner Guest

    My findings after the first week of W2K3 x64...

    If you use Symantec AV Corp. Ed., you can only configure x64 as a client,
    not as an AVServer. And virus definition updates aren't seamless with the
    x64 client.

    If you use APC UPS's, APC states that their agent isn't supported on x64. I
    found it works in PBE v7.0, so I don't know why they are saying it's

    If you use Shavlik NetChkPro, it cann't scan x64 systems, so you have to use
    Microsoft Update. Shavlik says x64 support is slated for 4Q06.

    Things that do work: Exec. Software Diskeeper is fully supported; Backup
    Exec 10d has an x64 client, I've briefly tried it and it seems to work OK.

    That's as far as I've gotten.
    dfosbenner, Jul 20, 2006
  5. You may see warning balloons that you are experiencing AC problems. I have
    seen several different messages, all spurious.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 20, 2006
  6. Indeed, I was pointing out, that binaries in x64 are biggger, and thus
    memory required for the same tasks compared to 32bit XP is greater.
    Factor 30-50% more memory than what you needed under 32bit XP, for
    Mark Gillespie, Jul 21, 2006
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