x32 or x64 how do I tell?


  • My first posting folks, apologies if this seems a very naive question. We currently have a Win 2K server and have recently taken delivery of a new server (quad core processor and 4GB RAM) which has Server 2003 R2 SP2 preinstalled. I'm not sure if the install was x32 or x64 - is there an easy way to tell?
    Friday, June 20, 2008 1:14 PM


  • On Windows Server 2003 you can determine the architecture of your installation in the following manner:

    1. Start winmsd.exe
    2. In the right pane look up the System Type
    On Windows Server 2008 (also on Server Core installations) you can use the following command:

        wmic OS get OSArchitecture

    This forum is dedicated to Windows Server 2008. For swift and accurate answers to questions regarding previous versions of Windows and Windows Server be sure to ask them in the appropriate Microsoft discussion group
    • Edited by Sander BerkouwerMVP Friday, June 20, 2008 2:57 PM Added note regarding Windows Server 2003 discussion groups
    • Proposed as answer by Sander BerkouwerMVP Friday, June 20, 2008 2:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Chang Yin Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:08 AM
    Friday, June 20, 2008 1:33 PM