Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:36 AMI have SQL 2008 + MAnagement studio on WIN server 2008 32 bit. to run MS AX has to switch to 64bit. Server ok. can I use same SQL server installation on 64bit win sever 2008 and will sql run as 64bit vesion?
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:50 AMModerator
SQL Server setup and Windows Server setup won’t allow cross platform upgrades. You may have to uninstall and install them again. Backup your databases prior to start the process and restore them when you finish reinstalling SQL Server on the 64-bit platform.
Hope this helps.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:04 PMModerator
Would you please give more details about what exactly do you try to achieve ?
are you trying to do new installation of 64 bit SQL 2008 ? (this is supported)
or you are trying to upgrade existing 32 bit installation to 64 bit ( which is not supported as Alberto mentioned)
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