KBI 310169 Installing Web Products on W2003 64-bit


Argent Business Manager, Argent Ninja and Argent Commander


23 Jul 2009


While installing Argent Web Products on Windows 2003 64 bit, you may get the following message box:

Your current IIS settings do not support 32-bit web applications. Please configure your IIS settings to run 32-bit web applications and try again.

Technical Background

In Windows 2003 64-bit operating system, IIS can be configured to run in either 32 or 64-bit worker process mode.

Argent Web Products use IIS 32-bit processes.


To enable IIS to Run 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Windows 2003 (IIS 6.0), do the following steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

2. Type the following command to enable the 32-bit mode:

cscript %SYSTEMDRIVE%\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1

3. Type the following command to install the version of ASP.NET 2.0 (32-bit) and to install the script maps at the IIS root:

%SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

4. Make sure that the status of ASP.NET version 2.0.50727 (32-bit) is set to Allowed in the Web service extension list in Internet Information Services Manager.