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

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What Are the Challenges?

So is moving to 64-bit all good and wonderful? Or do special challenges need to be considered and dealt with to make the transition easier? Not surprisingly, the transition to 64-bit is not without some special concerns, including driver, hardware, and software considerations.

Drivers

Every driver for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard must be 64-bit and must be a signed driver. This means that before you buy a server you need to verify that the manufacturer fully supports 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2. If your environment includes other hardware, such as printers, which are directly controlled by SBS, you need to make sure that there are drivers available for that hardware.

We’ll cover how to configure SBS to support ...

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