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Problem s2k8 R2 wont run on vmware 64-bit warning?

Discussion in 'Virtual and Cloud Computing' started by jamin100, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

    I'm trying to setup a small server 2k8 test lab to help with a project i'm working on but I S2k8 wont install because it says I need a 64 bit capable processor.

    I'm currently running a Quad Core Q8300 2.5ghz processor and have windows 7 64 bit installed as the main host. I'm using vmware 6.5 as my virtual machine platform but for some reason 2k8 r2 still wont install.

    I know the DVD i'm using is ok as I installed in under the same OS on my macbook pro last night but for some reason it wont work on my works machine..

    Any ideas?

    I downloaded the vmware processor tool and tit still thinks my processor isnt 64 bit capable?

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  2. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

    nvm - looks like it doesnt support virtualisation !!!!! (see attachment)

    Ok, so then what are the major differences between server 2008 and R2? (I will google after posting ;) )

    This summer I will be replacing our old 2k3 server with a new 2k8 r2 machine and creating the domain and AD structure, its all a bit of a mess at the moment.

    If i do some practice runs on 2k8 will it be notably different in 2k8 r2?


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  4. wagnerk
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    If you're going to make the jump to a Windows 2008 R2 domain/forest, make sure that all your programs (applications as well as security ones) are compatible with it. We upgraded last year and a couple of software vendors still do not support a R2 domain/forest (so we can't use those products).

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  5. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

    Thanks Ken, the only thing we have at the moment that is server based is Junior Librarian and Abacus Maths.
    I'll probably still keep a 2k3 server up for apps as like you say they probably wont be 2k8 compatiable.
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    As long as they aren't AD Aware you will be fine, it's the ones that integrate into AD that you need to worry about.
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    I'm not sure how that tool works, but VT extensions are often disabled in the BIOS
    you might check there

    there were two SPECs of the Q8300, one had VT, one did not, but if that tool is just checking whats enabled it might not pick it up if its BIOS disabled, might be worth having a dig around
    pretty annoying if it doesn't being my 3 year old Q6600 supports VT ;)
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