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
    day.

    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
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  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
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  5. Nut Cracker

    Nut Cracker Guest

    Hence my reference to Enterprise Edition below ...

    - NuTs
     
    Nut Cracker, Oct 16, 2006
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  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
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  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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