Before beginning an installation of SmartPlant Instrumentation Server, verify that your servers and end-user workstation computers meet the following hardware recommendations and software requirements.
The SmartPlant Instrumentation database management server installation was certified on 64-bit hardware with a 64-bit operating system and 32-bit database software. The client machine installation was certified on 64-bit hardware with a 32-bit operating system and 32-bit database software for SmartPlant Instrumentation.
The SmartPlant Instrumentation software cannot work with SQL Server 64-bit client because it is a 32-bit application. The software works with SQL Server 32-bit client, which can then work with SQL Server 64-bit server.
When installing SmartPlant Instrumentation on a 64-bit operating system, the default installation folder is Program Files (x86).