Re: Oracle Client for 32 bit and 64 bit coexist

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:53:57 -0700
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P.L. wrote:
> Dear Experts,
> We met an issue with Oracle client, and hope you could give us some
> advice.
> On our Windows 2003 64 bit servers, currently we have Oracle Client 32
> bit installed using by an application. However, running our MS.NET
> programs on x64 Windows require Oracle client for 64 bit installed.
> Otherwise, an error would be given:
> "Exception: Attempt to load Oracle client libraries threw
> BadImageFormatException. This problem will occur when running in 64
> bit mode with the 32 bit Oracle client components installed."
> Is that possible to install both 32 bit Oracle client and 64 bit
> Oracle client on the same server so that different programs could talk
> to different Oracle clients?
> Or any other solutions would be highly appreciated.
> Thanks a lot,
> P.L.

Oracle 32bit and 64bit software can coexist. But I am puzzled as to why you would put client software on a server.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Fri Aug 22 2008 - 11:53:57 CDT

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