Solved

Any problems with 32-bit app on a 64-bit Server 08 R2?

Posted on 2012-03-12
4
274 Views
Last Modified: 2012-07-20
I need to install a 32-bit app on a 64-bit 08 R2 terminal server. Is there anything I need to turn on so it will support the 32-bit app?
0
Comment
Question by:fnillc
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:ktmat
ktmat earned 125 total points
ID: 37711060
32bit apps should work without any problems.
take care that usually the programs directory is the program files (x86) as well as the registry settings are located at hklm\software\wow6432node but everything else should work fine
0
 
LVL 35

Assisted Solution

by:Joseph Daly
Joseph Daly earned 125 total points
ID: 37711063
Nope you should be all set. The server will recognize that it is a 32 bit program and run it as necessary. I have many 64 bit servers that run 32 bit products.
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Tymetwister
Tymetwister earned 125 total points
ID: 37711065
Some programs allow the 32-bit version to be installed on a 64-bit OS but it depends on the software.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Punitor earned 125 total points
ID: 37714330
I would have to concur that you should be all set. There is nothing to turn on. You will occasionally run into 32 bit applications that will not run properly on a 64 bit OS but there is nothing you will be able to do about it. They are usually applications that are not as widely used and are poorly written or originally written for 16 bit.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Hallo! I guess almost every Windows Administrator must have got stumped with this question "Where does WINDOWS store a users cached credentials? Every user who had once logged onto a Server/Desktop while it was connected to the domain could sti…
Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now