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Windows Server 2008 - is 64-bit supported?

3 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2011-03-02 00:29:21.0Z
Shao Chan Posted on 2011-03-01 16:21:22.0Z
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Hi all,

If we install M-Business 7.x onto Windows Server 2008 64-bit, is it
supported?

As far as I can tell, M-Biz server only comes in an x86 flavour, but would
it run okay on a 64-bit server?

Cheers,

Shao


Jeff Albion [Sybase iAnywhere] Posted on 2011-03-01 17:20:30.0Z
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Hi Shao,

On 01/03/2011 11:21 AM, Shao Chan wrote:
> If we install M-Business 7.x onto Windows Server 2008 64-bit, is it
> supported?

Yes. See:
http://www.ianywhere.com/developer/product_manuals/mbusiness_anywhere/70/en/pdf/mba_installen70.pdf

=================
Requirements for M-Business Server on Windows
● 2 GB RAM and 10 GB disk space (disk space and RAM requirements will
vary, depending on user
population)
● At least a Pentium 4 2.5 GHz
● One of the following operating systems:
○ Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4
○ Windows 2003 Server with Service Pack 2
○ Windows 2008 Server
● One of the following supported browsers (does not have to be running
on same machine where MBusiness
Server is installed):
○ Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0 or 7.0
○ Mozilla Firefox 2.0
=================

> As far as I can tell, M-Biz server only comes in an x86 flavour, but would
> it run okay on a 64-bit server?

You're correct - the M-Business server is only available as an x86
application (for Windows). However, this will still run in the
Windows-on-Windows 64 (WOW64) environment.

The only caveat is if you're referring to Windows Server 2008 R2 - in
which case, the WOW64 subsystem is not enabled by default and 32-bit
applications will not run. (See:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd371790%28v=vs.85%29.aspx ).

Regards,

--
Jeff Albion, Sybase iAnywhere, an SAP Company

iAnywhere Developer Community :
http://www.sybase.com/developer/library/sql-anywhere-techcorner
iAnywhere Documentation : http://www.ianywhere.com/developer/product_manuals
SQL Anywhere Patches and EBFs :
http://downloads.sybase.com/swd/summary.do?baseprod=144&client=ianywhere&timeframe=0
Report a Bug/Open a Case : http://case-express.sybase.com/cx/


Shao Chan Posted on 2011-03-02 00:29:21.0Z
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for that confirmation.

I had already read the documentation, but from our experience, the
M-Business team works differently to the SQL Anywhere team - unless
something is specifically stated, it can be open to interpretation. For
example, they support Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6, but they turned
around in the past to say that they didn't officially support Windows Mobile
6.1 nor Windows Mobile 6.5.

I rather query this first now rather than getting a reply in the future that
Windows Server 2008 does not automatically imply that it supports the x64
version of Windows Server 2008. It can also be interpreted that only R1 is
supported and not R2.

I'll look into the R2 restriction. Thanks for pointing that out - very
interesting point and extremely helpful - we'll need to do additional
testing.

Thanks,

Shao

"Jeff Albion [Sybase iAnywhere]" <firstname.lastname@sybase.com> wrote in
message news:4d6d2ade$1@forums-1-dub...
> Hi Shao,
>
> On 01/03/2011 11:21 AM, Shao Chan wrote:
>> If we install M-Business 7.x onto Windows Server 2008 64-bit, is it
>> supported?
>
> Yes. See:
> http://www.ianywhere.com/developer/product_manuals/mbusiness_anywhere/70/en/pdf/mba_installen70.pdf
>
> =================
> Requirements for M-Business Server on Windows
> ? 2 GB RAM and 10 GB disk space (disk space and RAM requirements will
> vary, depending on user
> population)
> ? At least a Pentium 4 2.5 GHz
> ? One of the following operating systems:
> ? Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4
> ? Windows 2003 Server with Service Pack 2
> ? Windows 2008 Server
> ? One of the following supported browsers (does not have to be running on
> same machine where MBusiness
> Server is installed):
> ? Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0 or 7.0
> ? Mozilla Firefox 2.0
> =================
>
>> As far as I can tell, M-Biz server only comes in an x86 flavour, but
>> would
>> it run okay on a 64-bit server?
>
> You're correct - the M-Business server is only available as an x86
> application (for Windows). However, this will still run in the
> Windows-on-Windows 64 (WOW64) environment.
>
> The only caveat is if you're referring to Windows Server 2008 R2 - in
> which case, the WOW64 subsystem is not enabled by default and 32-bit
> applications will not run. (See:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd371790%28v=vs.85%29.aspx ).
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Jeff Albion, Sybase iAnywhere, an SAP Company
>
> iAnywhere Developer Community :
> http://www.sybase.com/developer/library/sql-anywhere-techcorner
> iAnywhere Documentation :
> http://www.ianywhere.com/developer/product_manuals
> SQL Anywhere Patches and EBFs :
> http://downloads.sybase.com/swd/summary.do?baseprod=144&client=ianywhere&timeframe=0
> Report a Bug/Open a Case : http://case-express.sybase.com/cx/