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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Chapter 2. Understanding 64-Bit Windows

If you’ve been running Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008, you’ve already made the change to 64-bit Windows when you migrated to SBS 2008. But for a lot of folks still running SBS 2003, the move to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard (SBS 2011) is a leap into a whole new world of 64-bit computing.

SBS 2011 is a complete architectural change from SBS 2003—it is built on the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2. This is a radical change for those who have been using only 32-bit Windows. Gone are the memory constraints inherent in 32-bit Windows, and with them some of the limitations inherent in SBS.

In this chapter, we’ll cover some underlying reasons for the change to 64-bit, how ...

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