Repackaging 64-Bit Applications

AdminStudio 2022 SP1 | 23.01 | Repackager

Edition:The Repackager interface is included with AdminStudio Professional and Enterprise Editions.

Repackager has the capability to repackage both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, as well as hybrid applications (both 32-bit and 64-bit). The Repackaging Wizard remains a 32-bit application, but can be run on both 32‑bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) Windows operating systems. The following table lists the operating systems to use to repackage both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, and the operating systems those repackaged applications will run on.

Repackaging 32-Bit and 64-Bit Applications

Application Type

Repackage on ...

Will run on ...

64-bit application

Windows 64-bit OS

Note:You can use either the Installation Monitoring or Snapshot method to repackage a 64-bit application on a 64-bit operating system.

Windows 64-bit OS

32-bit application

Windows 32-bit OS

Important:While it is possible to repackage a 32-bit application on a 64-bit OS, it is recommended that you use a 32-bit OS, to avoid inadvertently capturing any 64-bit data. If Repackager captures any 64-bit data, it will flag the package as a 64-bit application, meaning that it will only run on a 64-bit OS. See Excluding 64-Bit Data.

Windows 64-bit OS or Windows 32‑bit OS

Excluding 64-Bit Data

It is strongly recommended that you repackage 32-bit applications on a 32-bit OS. However, if you choose to repackage a 32-bit application on a 64-bit OS, you need to make sure that you exclude any unnecessary 64-bit data, such as data from a 64-bit Windows Service that could be running or 64-bit files (stored in the System64Folder, ProgramFiles64Folder, or CommonFiles64Folder directories) or 64-bit registry entries (any entries stored in a node other than WOW6432Node).