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Installing application on multple machines? [was: Anyone have trouble with?]

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  • Installing application on multple machines? [was: Anyone have trouble with?]

    Hi all,

    Has anyone had their application work fine on one computer then try and install their application on a different computer and had trouble getting it to work
    for one reason or another?
    Kind Regards,
    Ray Roosa
    Raylin Micro, LLC.

  • #2
    Here's one reason it could happen:

    You create an app, and add tables to your database from folders other than the one where your app is stored. Then you copy the app folder to another computer, but forget about the table in the separate folder.

    On the new computer, the app won't be able to find that table.

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    • #3
      Hi Ray,
      Yes I had this problem. I found that using an installer like Astrum fixed this issue for my customers. You need to install your database and runtime in different directories like this:
      C:\Program Files\Your Company\Database Here\Runtime Here
      If you have the customer have the ability to change the directories, this will cause some issues, so make it install in the same spot on all computers. In Astrum I use <ProgramFiles><CompanyName> for the install directory and the runtime in a subdirectory of <CompanyName>. Hope this helps.
      Kevin G. Timberlake
      Marvel Illusions

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kevin G. Timberlake
        Hi Ray,
        Yes I had this problem. I found that using an installer like Astrum fixed this issue for my customers. You need to install your database and runtime in different directories like this:
        C:\Program Files\Your Company\Database Here\Runtime Here
        If you have the customer have the ability to change the directories, this will cause some issues, so make it install in the same spot on all computers. In Astrum I use <ProgramFiles><CompanyName> for the install directory and the runtime in a subdirectory of <CompanyName>. Hope this helps.
        Thank you
        Kind Regards,
        Ray Roosa
        Raylin Micro, LLC.

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        • #5
          ;) If you get a lot of errors upon running the app, I also found that re-installing the driver: MSVCP60.dll which is found at microsoft.com, will settle a lot of issues. I added this to my installer to automatically update theirs upon installing my app.
          Kevin G. Timberlake
          Marvel Illusions

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kevin G. Timberlake
            ;) If you get a lot of errors upon running the app, I also found that re-installing the driver: MSVCP60.dll which is found at microsoft.com, will settle a lot of issues. I added this to my installer to automatically update theirs upon installing my app.
            I will download this file.
            Kind Regards,
            Ray Roosa
            Raylin Micro, LLC.

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            • #7
              What does MSVCP60.dll do?
              Jim

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              • #8
                Hi Jim,
                msvcp60.dll is a module containing standard C library functions such as printf, memcpy, and cos. It is a part of the Microsoft C Runtime Library.
                Windows needs this to run any program that uses the C runtime. Basically it is a dynamic linked library that assists certain programs to perform better.

                Did it fix the problem?
                Kevin G. Timberlake
                Marvel Illusions

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