Installing 32-bit application out of "Program Files (x86)" folder

Hi,

Is it possible to install a 32-bit application out of the "Program Files (x86)" folder on a 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 server?

For example, I would like to install the 32-bit application at the location D:\Programs, rather than C:\Program Files (x86). Will it cause any issues?

Thanks.
bcrawley01Asked:
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Rick SchererSystems Engineer / ManagerCommented:
Typically no problem,  most installers you will have to choose a custom or advanced install to change to a non default destination
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alex075Commented:
Run custom install, and you can choose a folder within the local or network drives accessible to the server.
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bcrawley01Author Commented:
Can anyone confirm this from experience?
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cooler012598Commented:
It all depends on the application I have had no issues so far with any applications I have done this for. You will find the reason here... http://superuser.com/questions/89540/why-does-windows-7-install-64-bit-apps-in-the-program-files-x86-folder-can-i-c 

"The reason for the separation is many older installers do not understand the new structure".
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apereirasCommented:
yes its possible to install programs in OS 64 Bits out of this folder and it runs normally.
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