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    has any one heard of capita not supporting a 64Bit server 2003 software does this seem right? and does the sql2005 have to be 32Bit as well?
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    I've just bought a new server for SIMS. I've checked the capita support forum and it still states not to use windows 2003 64 bit version. Has anybody giving this a go and did you manage to get it to work? It appears that FMS will not run on a 64bit server but is that so a major problem as long as it runs on the workstations?

    Any help and advice is appreciated. One of the processors was the wrong one that I got sent in the HP double processor and double memory offer so I have a bit of time before a replacement is sent as to decide what OS to install. I'll probably go live in the february half term but would like to test beforehand - if I know for sure that the 64bit is no good I will go straight into testing with 32bit windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    Has anybody giving this a go
    Yes.

    and did you manage to get it to work?
    No.

    if I know for sure that the 64bit is no good I will go straight into testing with 32bit windows.
    Actually, SIMS itself might well run just fine on Windows 2003 64bit, but its installation/upgrade routines won't.

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    I tried it too but with no success.

    Given enough time / effort it may be possible, but as capita won't test on it, future updates may become an issue.

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    The sims.net client works fine on 2003 64bit, we use it as our terminal server to provide remote access.

    FMS doesnt work, as already stated

    Never tried installing a SIMS server as 64bit, cant understand why it apparently doesnt work...

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    Seems a little disingenuous of Capita given that MS are forcing 64 bit on us with Exchange 2007..

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    We don't test on a 64bit server yet and don't at the moment have a date when we will but it is likely to be this year. Testing on a 64bit server actually doubles our test costs which is a huge commitment.

    In theory SIMS including FMS should run on a 64 bit server but FMS & NOVA will definately not run on a 64bit client. As said before the installers are likely to object.

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    We don't test on a 64bit server yet and don't at the moment have a date when we will but it is likely to be this year. Testing on a 64bit server actually doubles our test costs which is a huge commitment.
    Maybe you should move to a platform independent development model

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