While the Identity Finder client for Windows is a 32 bit application, it will operate successfully on 64 bit versions of Windows. There is no difference in the operation of the software to the end user on a 32 bit or 64 bit system though there are some technical differences.
While there are no special requirements for the end user, there are several considerations for testing, deployment and operations:
- When manually installing the registry settings for client/console communication, it is necessary to choose the 64 bit settings.
- When creating a customized MSI installation package, it is necessary to use the 32 bit registry settings as Windows installer will correctly apply the 32 bit settings on both 32 and 64 bit systems.
- Depending on the version of Windows, information will be stored in differing paths in the Windows registry.
- If a 64 bit version of Microsoft Office is installed, Identity Finder version 6 and later will launch 64 bit processes to search Access database files (accdb) and Outlook E-Mail messages. For versions 5 and earlier, Identity Finder will be unable to search Access database files (accdb) or Outlook E-Mail messages.