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Installing SQL Server 2008 64-bit on Windows Server 2008 64-bit

Im trying to install SQL server 2008 64 bit version on on windows server 2008 64-bit

The install file has following versions x86, x64 and ia64.

by clicking the default setup install file it seems to be installing the x86 version - how do i make shure to install x64 bit version? is htere anothe setupfile for the 64 bit version
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
you have to choose b/w x64 and ia64 depending on the processor architecture, the x86 is 32 bit

X64: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X64 

IA64: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IA64
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Torsleff-ExpertenAuthor Commented:
ok, if i choose x64 where do i find the setup.exe? the default setup.exe seems to install the x86 wersion.
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
are you sure you have proper 64bit cd/dvd..
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Naithan ArroyoCommented:
The Application its self is not allowing for the install. Try Doing Windows Xp Mode. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
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Torsleff-ExpertenAuthor Commented:
yes, i have downloaded following:
en_sql_server_2008_enterprise_x86_x64_ia64_dvd_x14-89207.iso
unpacked it to a networkdrive: from there i just click the default setup.exe - do i have to run the iso file to install the correct version?
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mastooCommented:
yeah, I've only seen it on separate disks.
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Torsleff-ExpertenAuthor Commented:
the thing is it wants to creat a folder ...(x86)... so it seems to be installing the wrong version.
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MikeWalshCommented:
Hang on... A few points:


1.) It will still put some items into an x86 folder for backwards compatability and x86 modes of apps.. no worries

2.) With 2008 there are not separate ISOs, it is aware of your OS level. As long as you have an x64 OS you should end up with the right SQL installation. You are fine. You can verify afterwards but nothing you have said scares me on your behalf.
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Torsleff-ExpertenAuthor Commented:
see screen dump
install.png
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MikeWalshCommented:
yes. That is fine. That is saying for the x86 features. The install knows what your processor architecture and which OS (x86 or x64 or ia64) you have installed. you are good as long as your OS is 64.
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Torsleff-ExpertenAuthor Commented:
ok thanks, its my first 64 bit installation.

i was just wondering (the first you see when installing is a reference to a x86 folder.

i will continue the installation,.
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MikeWalshCommented:
Basically it is telling you there are two directories where items will go... One is the main Shared Feature Directory. The other for x86 based components will go into that x86 directory. There are some pieces and tools that will end up in the x86 directory, don't be scared of these. For example, there is a 32 bit edition of the SSIS executable tool. Since you already said your OS is 64Bit, you are fine, the installer is aware of this.
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MikeWalshCommented:
Sounds good and no worries, it confused me the first time I did it also with SQL 2008. Had me scared :-)
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MikeWalshCommented:
I hadn't heard back on this one, is it all good? My guess is that it is but I just wanted to be sure you weren't stuck in limbo land.
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Torsleff-ExpertenAuthor Commented:
Yes its all good, thanks for the help.
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