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OS for SCCM Install – revisited

Last October I gathered a lot of info about whether it was better to install SCCM on a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. My post at that time concluded that installing on 64 bit was possibly the better choice, and that was the direction that I went.

Over the last weekend while I was in Bristol with Tim, we got to discussing this issue. He had just uploaded a post to his blog reversing his original opinion that x64 was the best route. His post had some pretty good reasoning in it…in particular the fact that when monitoring SCCM using SCOM, the “SCOM agent will not be able to correctly monitor the 32 bit SCCM processes running on the x64 system.”

Wonderful. At this point, we don’t have SCOM set up in our environment, but I know it is coming. I will probably be looking into transitioning my SCCM install off of the x64 OS as a result. I’m currently downloading the ISO for Windows Server 2008 (32 bit) from our MVLS site. Not a major rush because of monitoring, but I would rather go ahead and make this transition before I move the rest of our clients (approximately 900 workstations) from our SMS 2003 system over to SCCM.

This will also allow me to do a real world test of my disaster recovery plan for my SCCM environment.

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March 20, 2008 Posted by | ConfigMgr | , , , | 2 Comments