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Deploying and Supporting Applications on 64-bit Windows [Kindle Edition]

Darwin Sanoy
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Book Description

Windows 7 has made 64-bit Windows the corporate desktop standard! Windows 2008 R2 has made 64-bit the standard for Remote Desktop Services.

Most 32-bit applications run smoothly on both of these 64-bit editions, however, there are a multitude of little gotchas when installing and maintaining them.

You can spend months discovering these trip wires yourself, or you can read this book.

Make sure to check out the value-added eClass Add-on Bundle on the book homepage!

This book is for technical professionals and developers who want a quick study in the numerous idiosyncrasies of supporting applications running on 64-bit Windows.

Here are just a few of the questions this book will answer for you:

• How does Windows trick 32-bit applications into unwittingly running on 64-bit Windows?
• What kinds of interactions between 32-bit and 64-bit binaries (EXEs, DLLs, OCXs and other compiled files that contain code) are allowable?
• Why do I keep finding Wow6432Node in various places in the registry?
• How can I determine if running processes and compiled binaries are 32 or 64-bit?
• Why do some .NET applications start having errors when they run on 64-bit Windows?
• Why are some 32-bit applications very slow when printing?
• Will a 32-bit or 64-bit execution occur when launching items from background services (like the software distribution service)?
• When do scripts run as 32-bit and when do they run as 64-bit? Is there anything I can do to force a script to execute as 32 or 64-bit?
• How are MSIs containing 32-bit software processed by the Windows Installer Service (which is always 64-bit)?
• Should the 32 or 64-bit version of IE be the primary one?
• Should Microsoft Office be installed as 32 or 64-bit?
• What differences are there if I use Compatibility Administrator to create compatibility shims?
• How should in-house software developers be guided in regard to the 64-bit Windows platform?
• How should App-V packages be sequenced in a mixed 32 and 64-bit environment?

Product Details

  • File Size: 2373 KB
  • Print Length: 101 pages
  • Publisher: Darwin Sanoy; 1 edition (September 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0098P9Z22
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #871,811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Software Packaging Resource September 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As a software packager I find more often than not that custom actions and scripting are required to help deployments along. When packaging 32 bit Windows applications for 64 bit Windows systems it is important to understand the pitfalls that can occur when customizing the installations. This book describes how 32 applications work and how the 64 bit resources are manipulated to make them work. Some of the other main topics covered are Windows Installer, App-V, .Net and scripting. The book is easy to read and has links to other useful resources. For those who prefer a hands-on approach to learning about these topics it is possible to order a lab exercise manual to follow along with the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knowledge is Power December 6, 2012
By David
Format:Kindle Edition
This guide is nothing short of fantastic, sharp and concise what you need to diagnose Windows 7 64-bit application issues and guidelines for how to resolve those issues. I purchased this guide only a few days ago and I have found it to be an invaluable resource, although I still consider myself a junior in the IT Application Support arena with a little over 1 year of accumulative experience. For the sum of just $10 you are getting about 100 pages pure gold info wise, that will save you in my opinion at least 50 hours of hard-core research on the topic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great October 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved it. Great service and speed on getting the book in on time. This was exactly what I was looking for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. February 10, 2013
By John
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I was very happy to find this book when I started my new job. It had exactly the knowledge I needed.

Recommended to packagers and those who have to compatibility test for windows 7 64 vs 32 bit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is 'Must Know' stuff for IT Professionals October 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is highly recommended for those who are advantageously moving forward into the Windows 64-bit hardware and software world. You'll find this book full of tips and tricks, as well as pointers to help you avoid some of the pitfalls when packaging, installing, and working in the 64-bit Windows arena. Mr. Sanoy prides himself in keeping up with the latest Microsoft information so you can keep your desktop or enterprise systems up-to-date and in-business. The author also makes a great effort to explain technical concepts so you can understand them clearly and communicate them to others. As an added bonus, the author also makes available a number of utility tools that you can download and use, along with his personal training that he offers through his "" website. A great resource that can save you time and unnecessary effort learning "the hard way".
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This book will provide you with all that you'll need to know for creating packages for Windows 64 bit OS systems and more. It gives in-depth information how 32-bit apps are handled on a 64-bit OS and provides many tips on how to avoid problems when creating packages (MSI or App-V). Like the author says, it will give you the opportunity to become an Application Provisioning Engineer. It's a great book to read and will be my reference source on this subject from now on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 64-bit Desktop OS is the way forward October 8, 2012
By Firdous
Format:Kindle Edition
With memory becoming cheaper, workload more intensive and to capitalise on 64-bit capable desktop hardware, a 64-bit desktop OS platform is the way forward. Windows 7 64-bit is the first true 64-bit desktop platform that can run 32-bit and 64-bit with ease however there are many gotchas that will surprise you. This eBook "Deploying and supporting Applications on 64-bit Windows" makes the transition easier and highlights most issues that you will encounter. A must for every Application Engineer, Administrator, Windows Deployment Project and not to forget the Server OS and Applications teams supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 and greater.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Learning Resource September 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The author provides great training programs and invaluable insights for application packagers and this book lives up to the expectations of great relevant information that all of his former student have come to expect from him. If you like this book you will love his training programs even more so.
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More About the Author

My name is Darwin Sanoy and I love to help people grow in their technical careers!

I have a passion for distilling complex topics into accessible concepts and practical skills.

That's why I get great joy out of being a subject matter expert and instructor for the learning products at

I have been at this for over a decade and have the good pleasure of seeing many of you in class multiple times.

I've put a lot of time into understanding Operating Systems from a non-programmer's perspective - these include OS/400, OS/2, DOS, Netware, Linux and all flavors of Windows.

They all have one thing in common - everyone loves the person who can fix the apps when they stop working! learning products focus on making you the expert in getting your Windows applications running anywhere you need them to!

I also enjoy photography, mountain biking and time with family ;)


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