Rule "Same Architecture Installation" failed

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts,

Trying to use SQL 2008 DVD to install SSIS on this 2008 SQL on a MS 2008 SP1 x64 server box, i got the error: (Please see attachment)

Rule "Same Architecture Installation" failed

I then went back to try to install 'BIDS' and got the same error.
Just unable to go any further. What could be wrong? Please help.

Question by:Castlewood
    LVL 21

    Expert Comment

    by:Alpesh Patel
    May be SQL SErver versions are different
    LVL 57

    Accepted Solution

    There can be several issues that can be responsible for this error:

    1. Corrupt installation or partial installation done earlier
    2. Any instances of SQL Server Express done earlier in the same machine
    3. Partial uninstallation of any instances
    4. 32 bit and 64 bit instances mismatches.


    1. Remove Existing Integration Services instance along with any improper installations / uninstallations and Express instances of Integration Services.
    2. Install Integration Services fresh from DVD to get it fixed.

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