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  • Launching as another user works with Developer(Full) but not Runtime

    Good Afternoon,

    Due to the need to lock down the database directory, we need to run alpha as another user (a service account specifically for this purpose), and deny access to standard users.

    We had this working perfectly on our Developer versions, but when we adjusted the path to launch the Runtime version for our users, it no longer works properly.

    The Alpha application still launches and is running as the correct user, however it does not open to the specified database.

    The only difference being the path to the program, "C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12" for Developer and "C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12 Runtime" for runtime.

    We have narrowed down the issue to being the autoexec file failing to play, but are unable figure out why.

    The issue occurs when launching from command line using runas or via the below powershell.

    Both commands work to launch the Developer version, but neither work to launch Runtime.

    The error displayed by alpha upon loading is:
    Code:
    Script:a5_dictionary_read() line:149
    Table is encrypted using a different key
    Works
    Code:
    Start-Process -Credential $credential -FilePath "C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12\alpha5.exe" -WorkingDirectory "C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12\" -ArgumentList $path,$start
    Does NOT Work
    Code:
    Start-Process -Credential $credential -FilePath "C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12 Runtime\alpha5.exe" -WorkingDirectory "C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12 Runtime\" -ArgumentList $path,$start
    Works
    Code:
    DIM path      AS C
    DIM startup AS C
    DIM cmd      AS C
    
    path = "\\server\alpha\data base.adb"
    
    startup = stritran(path,".adb",".startup")
    
    'chr(92) = backslash which is needed to format the cmd string as needed by runas.exe due to spaces in paths
    'the following line generates this string:
    'runas.exe /user:swc\alpha /savecred "\"C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12\alpha5.exe\" \"\\server\alpha\data base.adb\" \"-INCLUDE=\"\\server\alpha\data base.startup\"\""
    
    cmd = "runas.exe /user:swc\alpha /savecred \"" + chr(92) + "\"C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12\alpha5.exe" + chr(92) + "\" " + chr(92) + "\"" + path + chr(92) + "\" " + chr(92) + "\"-INCLUDE=" + chr(92) + "\"" + startup + chr(92) + "\"" + chr(92) + "\"\""
    
    run(cmd,.F.)
    Does NOT Work
    Code:
    DIM path      AS C
    DIM startup AS C
    DIM cmd      AS C
    
    path = "\\server\alpha\data base.adb"
    
    startup = stritran(path,".adb",".startup")
    
    'chr(92) = backslash which is needed to format the cmd string as needed by runas.exe due to spaces in paths
    'the following line generates this string:
    'runas.exe /user:swc\alpha /savecred "\"C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12 Runtime\alpha5.exe\" \"\\server\alpha\data base.adb\" \"-INCLUDE=\"\\server\alpha\data base.startup\"\""
    
    cmd = "runas.exe /user:swc\alpha /savecred \"" + chr(92) + "\"C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12 Runtime\alpha5.exe" + chr(92) + "\" " + chr(92) + "\"" + path + chr(92) + "\" " + chr(92) + "\"-INCLUDE=" + chr(92) + "\"" + startup + chr(92) + "\"" + chr(92) + "\"\""
    
    run(cmd,.F.)

  • #2
    Re: Launching as another user works with Developer(Full) but not Runtime

    I've never like having a space in an objectname.

    data base.adb

    rename to

    database.adb

    along with the the other associated files. .alm, alx, .alb (my fav)
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    • #3
      Re: Launching as another user works with Developer(Full) but not Runtime

      Another good example of why I don't ever put Alpha in the Program files directory...

      If the developer files are in A5v12, is the path to the runtime another directory or a subdirectory? Ex: A5v12\Runtime and not A5v12 Runtime? If the latter, try getting rid of the space or include an underscore, or perhaps shorten the directory name to A5v12RT.

      And then you will either need to reinstall the runtime or edit the registry.
      Last edited by MoGrace; 08-02-2019, 12:03 PM.
      Robin

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