SQL Server 2005 32bit can license be used SQL Server 2005 64bit


  • Hi

    just wondering if my SQL Server 2005 32bit license can be used or SQL Server 2005 64bit. In other words can I upgrade for SQL Server 2005 32bit to SQL Server 2005 64bit with no extra charge and if so where can I download the 64bit version?

    thanks for any help.

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:19 AM


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  • Hi,

    As far as I know you can't use 32 bit License for 64-Bit edition.


    Failure in Life is failure to try...
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:35 AM
  • There is no difference between the licensing of 32 bit or 64 bit...It still come down to the edition (Enterprise, Standard etc). In terms of downloading, all versions are on MSDN is you have a subscription if not try where ever you your 32 bit version from.
    Gethyn Ellis blog:
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:17 PM
  • Mark,

    We had discussed same topic in our groups couple of weeks back. You can check it in the link below, user has commented that he is able to use his 32 bit key in 64 bit sql

    Vidhya Sagar. Mark as Answer if it helps!
    • Marked as answer by MarkTodd Wednesday, March 24, 2010 10:34 AM
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:06 AM
  • Hi MarkTodd,

    Since the question is a license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations.



    Tom Li - MSFT

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 9:14 AM