Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook



The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic

Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.

If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.

Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.

Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

Windows Server 2012 R2 and A5V12 Runtime

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and A5V12 Runtime

    I have been through the help files and performed numerous searches of the Message Board. I am in the process of upgrading my A5 database from V5.5 to V12. I have had a few issues with Alpha but they have been taken care of. My current problem is with attempting to deploy the Runtime desktop application via Windows 12 R2 Server. Although all the permissions appear to be set correctly, I am unable to allow a user to open the Runtime without administrative permission. The company hosting the program says the problem has to be with Alpha but from everything I could find, I believe the problem to be a setup or permissions issue.

    If anyone has had any experience running A5V12 under Windows Server 2012 I would appreciate your feedback. Finger pointing accomplishes nothing and I need to move forward with the project. The client is getting very itchy to get started with the new features offered by A5V12.

    Thank you - Dick Blanchard

  • #2
    Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 and A5V12 Runtime

    Have you looked into "Preparing a Runtime Installation to use a Shadow Database" in the help files? (search on the word "shadow" and it comes up)
    I would think that as long as the permissions were setup properly on the server for access to the data itself.....
    A link to 1.) the runtime (for workstation station installation), 2.) a self extracting zip file (containing the autoexec explained above), and a simple text file explaining what to do/how to extract/find the zip file would get the process rolling? ~ That's what I would try anyways, but I have little experience w/ a5 network setups.

    Ray is right. Shadowing is putting the kart in front of the horse here. I've also read numerous instances where shadowing benefits are questionable.
    Totally seems like a permission related thing. ~ Was 2 am. when I posted this. What was I thinking lol.
    Last edited by SNusa; 02-21-2016, 10:18 AM.
    Robert T. ~ "I enjoy manipulating data... just not my data."
    It's all about the "framework." (I suppose an "a5-induced" hard drive crash is now in order?)
    RELOADED: My current posting activity here merely represents a "Momentary Lapse Of Reason."


    • #3
      Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 and A5V12 Runtime

      If you are hosting a desktop app on a remote server that would involve a terminal service.
      You may get some tips from this video on win 12 r2 file and folder permissons,
      I would not implement A5 shadow database in this scenario (as an aside, nothing to do with permissions)


      • #4
        Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 and A5V12 Runtime


        Thank you for the link. I have viewed the presentation and now have a better understanding of server permissions. I have a level of security where I can look at a lot but can do very little. Based upon what I have seen, it appears the sample users are not properly linked either by user or group to the executable in the C:\program files(x86)\a5v12 Runtime\alpha5.exe file. I will work some more to try to map the users.

        A question - Your aside "....., nothing to do with permissions" What do you mean by this? Am I barking up the wrong tree?

        Thank you - Dick


        • #5
          Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 and A5V12 Runtime

          Not at all - simply stating that in a terminal server there is no benefit to using a shadowed database.