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64bit and 32bit sql server running at the same time?

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This is an ageing SBS 2008 server which is giving us performance issues. In the Task Manager I can see that there are 2 instances of SqlServer.exe running. One is the 64bit version and the other is the 32bit version. I just wanted to know if this is a normal scenario?

As far as I'm aware this is a standard installation of SBS. The 2 different executables are located at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Sql Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Bin
and
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Sql Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Bin

In the Services window, I can only see the 64 bit version mentioned. So perhaps it is spawning the 32 bit version. Anyway I would just like to know if this is normal?

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