I've been installing the 64bit, standard server 2008 onto three brand new, dell poweredge 2950's.
To save myself some time I figured I'd set one up completely (but not activate it), then back it up, and do a bare metal restore on the other machines, tweak some settings and bingo... three machines.
So I set the first one up, fully updated it, configured it, installed some third party apps etc. I then backed it up to a usb hard drive.
no problems so far.
I start the bare metal restore.... insert server 2008 disk & usb hard drive, go to repair... etc.. it gets all the way through until it asks me to check a box to confirm that it's about to format my drives and that it's ok, then announces that it cannot continue because the backup is for a 32 bit machine, and this machine is 64 bit.
the backup was made from a 64 bit machine? identical to this one?
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