May 02, 2008

Install Sql Server Express 64-bit On 64-Bit Windows Vista




There was a discussion recently at the MSDN forums where I was participating in a thread that discussed about installing 64-bit SQL Express Editions on Vista 64-bit. You can check the thread over here. I thought to record the important points in this blog. There is also a similar thread which discusses about the issues while installing SQL Express 64-bit over here.

SQLEXPR.EXE or SQLEXPR_ADV.EXE, are the full installers that support x64 systems. In order to download 64bit versions of SQL Express, check these links:

For the 64-bit install of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, click here
For the 64-bit install of SQL Server Management Studio Express, click here

Steps to install SQL Express 64-bit on a Vista 64-bit machine:

1. Go to Add/Remove programs and check for an entry for SQL Native client. If there exists one, uninstall.
2. Install the 64-bit of SQL native client from over here X64 Package
3. Then download the Express Editions and Management Studio from the links given at the top.


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4 Responses to "Install Sql Server Express 64-bit On 64-Bit Windows Vista"
  1. Martin B said...
    May 12, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    You just saved my day! Had such a big fuzz with installing SQL express 2005 on a 64 bit machine, your links got it working! Thanks alot!!

  2. Anonymous said...
    September 7, 2010 at 7:53 AM

    You just saved my day! Had such a big fuzz with installing SQL express 2005 on a 64 bit machine, your links got it working! Thanks alot!!

    :D

  3. Anonymous said...
    April 5, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Link and download are excellent, great. Please notice that SQL Server 2005 Express can be installed on a 64 Bit version of Windows 7, but it is only a 32 Bit application.

    It can be installed on a 64 Bit machine but it remains to be a 32 Bit application.

  4. Anonymous said...
    May 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    I love you!

 

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