I have a production server, that is used for MS SQL Server Databases.
The machine specs are: - Intel Xeon E5410 CPU with (EM64T) - 4 GB RAM - SCSI HDDs in RAID mode
It currently has: - Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 2 (32bit) - SQL Server 2005 (9.0.3080) (32 bit) as the default instance. - SQL Server 2008 (10.0.1600) (32 bit) as a named instance "SQL2008".
I need to upgrade the SQL Server 2008 instance to 64 bit. How do I do this?
I know that the OS needs to be 64 bit mode too. Can I do a upgrade of windows to Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit first or?