XP for IA64 ...

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Nut Cracker, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Nut Cracker

    Nut Cracker Guest

    where to get it?

    My TAM tells me that I need to get it from the OEM of the machine I am going
    to run it on. I think thats crap. We have such an obsene select agreement
    with MS, that if the bits can be had, we should be able to get them.

    So I won this crazy auction for a dual itanium workstation, and I really
    dont think that IBM is going to send me media. Unless I can use a key from
    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for IA64, I gotta come up with
    something. Hell, I might just install Enterprise on this thing and call it a

    But, I would prefer not to.

    Thoughts or suggestions ?

    - NuTs
    Nut Cracker, Oct 15, 2006
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    Aaron Kelley Guest

    Wasn't XP for IA64 discontinued? I know it no longer receives security
    updates, I don't think it even got SP2.

    Just so you know... :p

    - Aaron
    Aaron Kelley, Oct 15, 2006
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  3. Nut Cracker

    Nut Cracker Guest

    Bummer ...

    Well ... it looks like it will get Enterprise Edition.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    - NuTs
    Nut Cracker, Oct 15, 2006
  4. The IA64 version was discontinued about 6 months before the release of the
    x64 version. Your only choice is to run Server on that workstation. And it
    is only available in Enterprise and above.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 15, 2006
  5. Nut Cracker

    Nut Cracker Guest

    Hence my reference to Enterprise Edition below ...

    - NuTs
    Nut Cracker, Oct 16, 2006
  6. yup. The thought at MS is that IA64 doesn't make any sense below the
    Enterprise Edition level, and I'd certainly tend to agree.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 16, 2006
  7. Nut Cracker

    Nut Cracker Guest

    me too ...

    for 4 sockets and under, use x64 (also, if you want to run the next version
    of exchange)

    if you need more than 4 sockets (until a superior chipset comes along), IA64

    would be killer if there was an IA build of exchange. imagine the
    scalability !

    - NuTs
    Nut Cracker, Oct 16, 2006
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