Installing Perception on a 64-bit Operating System

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark Perception
Applies to the following Perception versions: 
Perception 5.2
Perception 5.1

Perception is designed to be run on a 32-bit (x86) operating system. However, it is also possible to install Perception on a 64-bit (x64) operating system with some minor modifications. The following section describes how to modify your 64-bit operating system to support Perception.

To successfully install and configure Perception you will need to ensure that the following actions are taken prior to installing:

If you are using Windows Server 2008 R2, please refer to the following section instead:

Running 32-bit applications in 64-bit IIS

To enable 32-bit applications to run in a 64-bit version of IIS you will need to ensure that the correct setting are enabled. The settings are enabled by running specific commands and parameters from the command line. You will need to launch the command line prompt as an administrative user (you can do this by logging in as an administrative user or by right clicking on the command prompt icon and clicking Run As...)

To enable 32-bit applications to run in IIS enter the following command at the prompt:

cscript %SYSTEMDRIVE%\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1

To enable the 32-bit version of the .NET 2.0 Framework for use with Perception you will need to run the following command:

%SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

or if that is unavailable try:

%SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

With the above settings applied you can now install Perception following the instructions found in: 

  1. Running the install application
  2. Creating a repository