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Windows Server 2012 R2 and A5V12 Runtime

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  • 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

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

      Dick,
      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, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQNYkUwmV5E
      I would not implement A5 shadow database in this scenario (as an aside, nothing to do with permissions)

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        Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 and A5V12 Runtime

        Ray,

        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

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          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.

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