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

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What About Clients?

SBS 2011 provides full support for 64-bit Windows clients. That said, the need for 64-bit at the client level is still far less compelling than it is for servers. 32-bit Windows is quite adequate for the vast majority of desktop and laptop computers used in business today. The exceptions to this are development workstations, drawing and computer-aided design (CAD) workstations, or other specialized workstations used for memory-intensive applications that need to address greater than 4 GB of RAM.

The 64-bit business versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP support up to 128 GB of RAM and two physical processors. If you have specialized needs for very large RAM workstations, 64-bit is definitely the way to go. But ...

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