You may experience slow performance when you run 32-bit SQL Server tools on 64-bit operating systems

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ended on April 12, 2016

If you are still running SQL Server 2005, you will no longer receive security updates and technical support. We recommend upgrading to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimize your data platform infrastructure. Learn more about the options for upgrading from SQL Server 2005 to a supported version here.

SUMMARY
When you install 64-bit editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2005, the following 32-bit versions of the following tools are installed:
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • SQL Server Configuration Manager
  • Database Engine Tuning Advisor
When you run these tools on 64-bit operating systems, the tools run in the Windows on Windows (WOW) environment. Under certain conditions, you may experience slow performance when you run these tools.

To improve performance, run these 32-bit tools on a computer that is running a 32-bit operating system. Then, connect to a 64-bit server that is running SQL Server.
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Notes
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Development Studio is not designed to run on the IA-64 64-bit architecture and is not installed on IA-64-based servers.SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Development Studio is the 32-bit development environment for business intelligence solutions.
  • If you have 64-bit (x64) management tools, SQL Server Integration Services, and SQL Server Notification Services installed as part of a 64-bit instance of SQL Server 2005, you cannot install 32-bit versions of the same components in a side-by-side configuration.
REFERENCES
For more information, see the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Readme.htm file.
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Article ID: 906892 - Last Review: 11/20/2007 17:43:09 - Revision: 4.4

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