The SharePoint team blog recently announced the preliminary requirements for SharePoint 2010. In the blog post it listed that only 64 Bit versions of the OS will be supported, including the SQL Server. In addition, a baseline of Server 2008 will be required. This poses a challenge for a number of organizations that have deployed on any flavor of Server 2003. Compliance with the current requirements can be determined through an automated process if you have installed MOSS 2007 SP2. This service pack has an stsadm command that can be ran against the farm to help to determine eligibility for upgrade. The command is stsadm -o preupgradecheck.Preliminary SharePoint 2010 Requirements
On the right of this article is a link to the announcement from the SharePoint team. New deployments should begin using the advice from this article immediately. Existing deployments should evaluate all of their systems in their farm and begin devising a plan to get to an acceptable platform. Deployments using vendor supplied packages need to begin demanding that these packages be certified on this platform as well. Web parts, features, and workflows may have to be upgraded if the binary components were compiled as 32 Bit.
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