I am attempting to install SQL Server 2005 SE 64 bit on to a Windows 2003 2 SE x64 platform but at the end of the process I end up with the 32 bit version - 9.00.1399.06 (Intel x86).
I have uninstalled and reinstalled a number of times to ensure I am not missing anything out but to no avail.
I do get a warning from the System Configuration Check on the ASP.Net Version Registration Requirement action stating "64-bit ASP .Net is Registered. Required 32-bit ASP .Net to install Microsoft Reporting Services 2005(32-bit)" However I only want the basic Database Services on this server so I have not selected to install Reporting Services. I have tried the Enable32bitAppOnWin64 switching just to see if it would make any difference but it all that happened was I did not get the warning any more. The 32 bit version of Database Services was still installed.
I am using a copy of the two SQL 2005 installation CDs on my C drive (Split into two directories (Servers and Tools) in one parent directory). These were set up by our Technical Support so I have not seen the original disks.
Looking in the setup sub directories there seem to be plenty of %_64_msi files which would indicate to me I do have the correct 64 bit installation disk copies.
I assume somewhere along the installation process it decides whether to install the 32 or 64 bit version. I have not seen this anywhere as a manual option for me to select. What am I doing wrong ?
Any help would be appreciated as I have not been able to find any useful links on the internet over the past few days.