5/7/2012 9:14:49 AM
Amit Bansal -
Today I got a question on “can you install SQL Server 32 bit on 64 bit OS?”
Answer: Yes, you can !
During setup, click on the Options link and select the architecture (64 bit or 31 bit). By default on a 64 bit OS, x64 bit will be selected. You need to change it to x86.
If you liked this post, do like us on FaceBook at http://www.FaceBook.com/SQLServerGeeks
Have a SQL Server question? Join the fastest growing SQL Server facebook group at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/458103987564477/
Visit my FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/AmitRSBansal
Contribute on SQLServerGeeks.com: visit http://www.sqlservergeeks.com/default-category/write-for-us
Amit Bansal (Member since: 3/12/2011 4:59:54 PM)
Follow Amit at Twitter @A_Bansal : Amit Bansal is the CTO of eDominer Systems & Peopleware India. He is a consultant, trainer, writer, speaker & evangelist on SQL Server & Business Intelligence. A seasoned speaker; he speaks at major summits and conferences of Microsoft worldwide including TechED, MCT Summits, MSDN & TechNet conferences. Over the last 8 years, he has consulted, trained & mentored more than 6000 IT professionals on SQL Server & Business Intelligence and worked with top notch blue chip companies worldwide including Microsoft, Infosys, Wipro, RBS, HCL, HP, Siemens, IBM, Accenture, etc. He has delivered more than 400 workshops on SQL Server & Business Intelligence. Apart from holding many Microsoft credentials, he is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee on SQL Server. He is also one of the first Microsoft Certified Trainer in India. Amit has worked with Microsoft in India and US as a Subject Matter Expert in various capacities participating in OD sessions, technical reviewing, etc. He is also a very active community lead in Asia Pacific. Visit www.amitbansal.net to know more. Subscribe to Amit’s blog and be a member of his technical forum at www.SQLServerGeeks.com - an exclusive SQL Server portal. Visit www.peoplewareindia.com for Corporate Training solutions.
FaceBook – http://www.facebook.com/people/Amit-Bansal/525339346
LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amit-bansal/7/121/755
View Amit Bansal 's profile
Why would you do this?
A better answer would probably be ' Why would you want to install 32 bit SQL on a 64 bit OS ?'
Thanks for the great advice! I just came across your blog and love the
content. I look forward to reading your posts in the future. how to relieve sciatica
Hi Marc & PM, sorry for the late reply. I would simply put it as - Many ISVs have product & bit specific application support in whihc case it may be required that their application be run on specific version (even build number) and specific bit (32 bit or 64 bit) of SQL Server. HTH !
Leave a comment