Error when installing from a deployment to a 64-bit computer
You successfully created a network deployment, and used the deployment on computers running 32-bit versions of Windows. However, when the deployment was used on computers running a 64-bit version of Windows, the following error message was displayed:
This is 32-bit AutoCAD 2008. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows.
This issue affects both network and multi-seat stand-alone deployments on Windows XP Professional 64 and all versions of the Windows Vista™ 64 operating system.
Deployments of AutoCAD® 2008 are specific to the type of operating system on which they were created. Therefore, a deployment created on a 32-bit computer can only be used to install on computers running a 32-bit version of Windows. Accordingly, deployments created on a 64-bit computer can only be used to install on computers running a 64-bit version of Windows.
If your network environment consist of both 32- and 64-bit operating systems, you will need to create two deployments by running the Deployment wizard twice, once from a 32-bit computer and once from a 64-bit computer.
Note: When you install a stand-alone version of the product from the installation DVD, the correct version of AutoCAD is installed automatically.