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How do I install a 32 bit version of SQL Server Express 2012 on a 64 bit system

    質問

  • I am trying to install a 32 bit version of SQL Server Express 2012 (with Advanced Services) on a 64 bit system as a stand alone installation. I get the following error when running the System Configuration Checker:

    "FacetWOW64PlatformCheck     Determines whether SQL Server Setup is supported on this operating system platform.     Failed     SQL Server Setup is not supported in WOW64. This setup program can be run only on a 32-bit system."

    I wondered whether this problem is related to this post dealing with SQL Server 2008: How do I install 32-bit RC0 on x64 OS?

    2012年5月6日 9:55

回答

  • this should be supported on x64 platform,

    Can you try to run from command line using the following command

    SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe /Action=install /x86


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    Ahmed Ibrahim
    SQL Server Setup Team
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    • 回答としてマーク iotc 2012年5月6日 12:47
    2012年5月6日 10:55
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  • There are two express packages one is express32_x86 this is not supported on x64

    the other one is named express_x86 this is supported on x64

    you could download the x64 version from 

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh230763


    Regards,
    Ahmed Ibrahim
    SQL Server Setup Team
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    2012年5月6日 10:09
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  • Hi Ahmed - Thanks for the prompt answer. But the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express system requirements at the link provided do specifically say:

    "On a supported 64-bit operating system, SQL Server 32-bit edition can be installed to the WOW64 32-bit subsystem of a 64-bit server. WOW64 is supported only for stand-alone instances of SQL Server. WOW64 is not supported for SQL Server failover cluster installations."

    Does this mean that I will have to download the whole 1.3GB file again for 64 bit system?

    2012年5月6日 10:21
  • that is true for

    express_x86

    there are two flavors for 32 packages

    epress32_x86

    and 

    express_x86(this one is supported on both x86 and x64)

    what is the name of package you are trying to install ?


    Regards,
    Ahmed Ibrahim
    SQL Server Setup Team
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    2012年5月6日 10:23
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  • It is SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe
    2012年5月6日 10:27
  • this should be supported on x64 platform,

    Can you try to run from command line using the following command

    SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe /Action=install /x86


    Regards,
    Ahmed Ibrahim
    SQL Server Setup Team
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    • 回答としてマーク iotc 2012年5月6日 12:47
    2012年5月6日 10:55
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  • That works! Thanks so much Ahmed.
    2012年5月6日 12:47