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IIS 6 need to run in x86 (32 bit mode) but on a Windows 2003 x64 server

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Hi there,

Our development environment is a Windows 2003 x86 server but production is Windows 2003 x64 server. I've tested a webservice fine on the dev server now when I attempt to get to work on the live server I keep getting:

Could not load file or assembly 'xxxxxxxxxxx' or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format

I think this is because my solution and all projects target x86, we need to specifically do rather than Any CPU due a Crystal Reports XI 2 dependency, the dlls don't work on x64. Anyway when I deploy to the x64 production server I get these errors.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894435/en-us
tells me how to switch but I'll have to do for all IIS websites I can't do selectively so am reluctant to yet. Is there any other was I can do this short of setting up another x64 server in vmware or something and testing?

Also http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894435/en-us tells me how to switch between modes but what is the actual command to run to tell what version is currently running?

Thanks
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