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Windows 2003, 2008 or 2012?

On a dedicated server, which Windows is best suited to SER & CB?
And in the case of 2003 & 2008, 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have no idea here guys, so can @sven or anyone please advise?

Many thanks


  • SvenSven
    Take 64bit / 2008. I don't know about 2003 but guess that works fine as well.
  • goonergooner
    Thank you @sven. Much appreciated.
  • ronron
    I have family in the I.T. business, and apparently Windows 2012 is a nightmare as it is extremely buggy, and will take time for MS to work out the kinks. In I.T., you don't want the most recent server version - at least not right away. One of my relative's clients installed 2012, and then reversed back to 2008. Stick with 2008 for now.
  • goonergooner
    Cheers @ron - Makes sense, actually i have 2012 on my VPS' at the moment. Time to try 2008 me thinks.
  • ronron
    In 2010 I was doing a gig where I managed an IT firm's installation of 2010 MS Exchange Server for email. Huge, huge mistake. Microsoft server releases are always laden with errors the first year. Let the 'bleeding edge' companies that like new technologies be the beta testers. It can easily take a year before server releases are stable and debugged. It's basically the new users that debug it. Been there, done that. Never again.
  • @ron, you could probably say the same about any microsoft product; :))

    Take windows for example - XP great, Vista shite, 7 good, 8 shite.......

    I wonder what windows 9 will be like?  :D
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