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How to install SQL Server 2008 32 bit to Windows 2003 Server 64 bit?

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Run setup.exe

You can run 32 but programs on 64 bit OS normally. I'm typing this in 32 bit Opera on Windows 7 x64.

It's only where you need drivers (mostly) that you need x64 code to match

From the SQL Server MSDN Requirements, look at OS requirements for "SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard (32-bit)"

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Install all your prerequirements and then run the setup file in the x86 folder. If you run the setup in the root folder it will choose the architecture for you.

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