Although not officially supported by Retail Pro (and not to be listed on our v8 hardware requirements document), we will allow Retail Pro 8 on either Server 2008 or Server 2012 64-bit operating systems provided the following is true:
The client will not poll from the server
No DOS applications (like Bridge) will be run from the server
The client acknowledges there may be issues printing barcodes from the server directly
There is at least one 32-bit operating system in the environment should any of the above be needed.
Up to this point I’ve been approving these case-by-case. This serves as a formal approval for this.
It also prepares folks for a v9 upgrade.