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Installing Run time on a new computer

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  • Installing Run time on a new computer

    We have a copy of the run time on the server - We brought it to a new hard drive we just got - when I go to Network Optimize it acts like it will run- it goes through shadow but then I get the 'illegal' operation and it goes no further - what is wrong??

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    RE: Installing Run time on a new computer

    Is this a new hard drive in the existing server, or a new computer networked to the server? If it's a new computer, is the network set up to recognize the server as the same drive letter as other computers on the network recognize the server? If not, that could be your problem.

    It would be helpful to have some more info so we can help you.


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      RE: Installing Run time on a new computer

      This is a new computer networked to the server
      When we try to open one particular database we now get Failed to open document BUT other databases open just fine - Any ideas?


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        RE: Installing Run time on a new computer

        Can you indicate
        Bill Hanigsberg


        • #5
          RE: Installing Run time on a new computer


          Sounds to me as though you have a server and one client machine. Can you indicate,
          -why you have the runtime installed on the server;
          -when your optimize failed what machine you were using and which machine had the database you opened.

          I'm wondering whether you made some sort of pathing error and tried to optimize something to itself or shadow a database to the same machine which doesn't make any sense.

          In general, there is no need to have a copy of the runtime on the server unless your are going to use the server as a local machine for some purposes. And should you do this there is no need to shadow the database as you are not accessing it over the network.

          Make any sense?

          Bill Hanigsberg


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            RE: Installing Run time on a new computer

            No idea on the problem, but it might be a good idea to put the runtime on the server to use that as the platform from which to install the runtime to client machines. It might be necessary, it this is the intent to first copy the entire runtime install from the server to a directory on the client and then run the install.



            • #7
              RE: Installing Run time on a new computer


              Of course you can install from the network. I did that all the time (especially with the patches) until I was introduced to the Novell utilites (NAL objects etc.) which are a better mousetraps. But I don't think that's what is at issue here.

              Bill Hanigsberg