I don't remember if I posted about it, but I have been using 64-bit Essbase on Win7 64-bit system for about 9 months now and have not encountered any significant issues. Remember, this installation is on my laptop and is used only for my development purposes. The 64-bit installation was very easy but, when I had my team testing installations on Win7 64-bit, they didn't have very much luck installing Essbase 32-bit in this environment.
This weekend, a blog reader reached out to me for help on installing 32-bit Essbase on Win7 64-bit but, unfortunately, I wasn't able to help him. He emailed me today and told me he had found a solution! The trick, apparently, is to run the installer from a 32-bit command prompt (which I didn't even know existed). I did a quick search and found this tip/trick for running a 32-bit command prompt along with an explanation of how it works differently:
I haven't tried this approach yet but thought I would share it.. Thanks to reader Kevin Tate for this tip!
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