Citrix shows off Presentation Server on 64-bit Windows

Citrix engineers demonstrated a version of Presentation Server that can run on 64-bit Windows in the Tech Lab at iForum in Edinburgh, Scotland, this week. This it is NOT a 64-bit version of Presentation Server.

Citrix engineers demonstrated a version of Presentation Server that can run on 64-bit Windows in the Tech Lab at iForum in Edinburgh, Scotland, this week.

This it is NOT a 64-bit version of Presentation Server. Instead it's the 32-bit Presentation Server that is being modified as needed to function on 64-bit Windows. (The current 32-bit version of Presentation Server will not run on 64-bit Windows.) So this means that the product will be Presentation Server for 64-bit Windows, NOT 64-bit Presentation Server. (If you're confused on this, read what I wrote about how the new hybrid 64-bit architectures work.)

There are some 64-bit components (such as the DLL memory address rebasing), but the base code will be 32-bit for now.

There is no word on the release date yet. The "official" roadmap from Citrix lists this as being released in the second half of 2005.

There were actually several vendors that were starting to get on the 64-bit bandwagon at iForum. ThinPrint announced a native 64-bit version of their product that works on 64-bit Windows (with or without Presentation Server). This is actually pretty important because 64-bit Windows cannot use 32-bit printer drivers, so consequently there aren't too many printer drivers for 64-bit Windows right now. The 64-bit version of ThinPrint will allow 64-bit Terminal Servers to print to almost any printer on a 32-bit client.

Join the conversation

5 comments

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

So, are you saying that true 64bit PS is not coming anytime soon?
Cancel
From what i read and heard there will be a version that will run on 64bit system and with some of the benefits of the 64bit system, but the core of Presentation Server wont be rewritten just now.. So we will have a taste of how cool its gonna be hopefully soon :)

Dont know if Brian heard anything about a native 64bit PS in Edinburgh :)

/Rene
Cancel
I heard nothing on "native" 64-bit PS, although I think that's okay for now. There aren't any native apps yet, and with the hybrd 64-bit processors I think this is fine for awhile.

Brian
Cancel
Does anyone have a link?
Cancel
Sorry.. I should've posted that in the article. The "official" 64-bit roadmap is here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/app64catalog.aspx

Brian
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchVirtualDesktop

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchVMware

Close