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Server 08 R2 on 32-bit

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Callum_Dawson, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. Callum_Dawson

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    Is there no way whatsoever of running Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 32-bit machine? I was reading this article, and would that mean it's possible to run it via VirtualBox?
     
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    You can do this only if the CPU supports 64-bit operating systems (i.e. you installed a 32-bit OS on a 64-bit CPU). If the CPU is only 32-bit, then, no, it's not possible to run a 64-bit OS even as a virtual machine. Even though an OS runs in a virtual machine, it will still run it's code on the physical CPU. The VM software plays traffic cop, but ultimately you must have a CPU that supports the virtual machine OS.
     
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    Thanks for the information. The only reason I want to use R2 (as oppose to the original) is because it has Group Policy objects for Windows 7 (whereas the original just has Vista). Is there any program or Windows Update(s) that append Windows 7 policies to the Active Directory Group Policy? Otherwise, the only alternate option is to make lots and lots of registry modifications to the network machines, upon user login.
     
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