Exchange Server 2007 Evals Available in 64-bit & 32-bit versions

by Bharat Suneja

Exchange Server 2007 evaluation software is available in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions on (may require registration). The 120-day evals can be upgraded to the full product by entering a license key.

Questions about the 32-bit version continue to be asked in some Exchange forums and public newsgroups. It’s important to clarify – yet again – that only the 64-bit versions of Exchange Server 2007 are supported in production. The 32-bit versions are for testing/lab use only.

I would recommend Microsoft include this note on every web page and piece of documentation that discusses system requirements for Exchange Server 2007, and also on the eval download page linked above.

If you would rather play with Exchange Server 2007 without the hassle of setting up a test environment with Active Directory (requires at least one domain controller), you can download the VHD images that can be used with Virtual Server or VirtualPC, [as I mentioned in this earlier post “Download Exchange Server 2007 virtual machine images“].

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Anonymous December 18, 2006 at 1:27 pm

I like your blog site. I thought it might also be useful to include the free Exchange Server 2007 offering available from Intermedia. All mailboxes and ActiveSync service is free until January 2007.


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