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Configuring IIS to run 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows
Posted by zz-James Moir on 21 June 2016 04:07 PM

Issue

If you wish to run a 32-bit web application under a Windows x64 VPS then you must switch IIS to run in 32-bit mode.

Solution

IIS 6.0 is able to run 32-bit Web applications on 64-bit Windows using the Windows-32-on-Windows-64 (WOW64) compatibility layer.

To enable IIS 6.0 to run 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows

  1. Open a command prompt and navigate to the %systemdrive%\Inetpub\AdminScripts directory.
  2. Type the following command:
    cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32BitAppOnWin64 "true"

  3. Press ENTER.