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why is MDAC download only for x86 but sqlncli.msi download is for both x86 and x64 Windows-es?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Download the 2008 Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 [1] contains download:  Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client X86 Package (sqlncli.msi) - 4549 KB X64 Package (sqlncli.msi) - 7963 KB IA64 Package (sqlncli.msi) - 11112 KB which I understood as downloads of SQL Server Native Client for both x64 (64-bit) Windows and x86 (32-bit) Windows. Why is corresponding MDAC download [2] only for x86 (32-bit) Windows (contain the prhrase "Available for x86-based computers only")? And why does not this feature pack[1], wuth separate links to stand-alone downloads,  also contain download for MDAC [2]? [1] Download the 2008 Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=C6C3E9EF-BA29-4A43-8D69-A2BED18FE73C&displaylang=en [2] Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 SP1 (download) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=78CAC895-EFC2-4F8E-A9E0-3A1AFBD5922E Available for x86-based computers only

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