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    Default Installing on Windows Server 2008

    I am having difficulty getting A5V9 Full to install on Windows Server 2008. The program always wants to run as the run engine. I have removed V9 and cleaned the registry as best I could. With a new download from Alpha, the problem is still present.

    Does anyone have any experience installing the Full version on Server 2008?

    Rodney

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    Default Re: Installing on Windows Server 2008

    Hi Rodney,
    The program always wants to run as the run engine
    Is that because you are trying to run Alpha from the desktop Icon?

    Check the properties, I imagine the path is to V9 Runtime.

    Start Alpha from Start -> All programs. When you have the CP open, from the Tool bar create a shortcut.
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    Default Re: Installing on Windows Server 2008

    Thanks Keith for responding.

    I have uninstalled both flavors of V9 and removed all folders and cleaned the registry as best as possible. I then reinstalled the Full V9 and ran it from the program folder. Still wants to run as the Run Engine. It appears some key components needed to run in the full mode failed to install.

    Thanks again.

    Rodney

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    Default Re: Installing on Windows Server 2008

    Don't know whether you have a license for Run Engine, but if you do you might be putting that license number in instead of the one for the full version.

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    Default Re: Installing on Windows Server 2008

    Thanks Doug for your reply.

    I did have the Run Engine installed, but as indicated, I uninstalled both flavors of V9 then reinstalled the Full version. I am not prompted with dialog for key entry.

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    Default Re: Installing on Windows Server 2008

    Rodney,
    Please try what Keith asked....otherwise no sense in any other "guesses".
    Is that because you are trying to run Alpha from the desktop Icon?

    Check the properties, I imagine the path is to V9 Runtime.

    Start Alpha from Start -> All programs. When you have the CP open, from the Tool bar create a shortcut.
    When a Runtime/RunEngine is installed on a computer that also has the full development version installed, it can/will happen that the shortcut path is overwritten. THIS is why Keith asked the question and gave you the most prevalent solution for this issue.
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    Default Re: Installing on Windows Server 2008

    Thanks for the reply MikeC.

    If you will read my response to Keith, you will notice that I did indeed attempt to run the program from within the program folder itself AFTER removing all known references to V9 from the computer. Also noted in my response was the fact of a new install using a newly downloaded copy of the full version of 9.

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    Default Re: Installing on Windows Server 2008

    Rodney,
    You have twice said that you "... ran it from the program folder...". That is not what is needed. Run it from your windows Start-->Program Files-->Alpha shortcut. And you never stated if the shortcut path that you use is the correct path to your development Alpha. This is what needs to be specifically answered in order to further diagnose your issue. The adb in the install folder is not how Alpha should be started BTW. Use a shortcut that has the path to the adb.....either a correct one on your Start-->Program Files-->Alpha or a correct one on your desktop.
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    Default Re: Installing on Windows Server 2008

    Perhaps this will clear the muddy waters. I ran Alpha Five V9 Full from the install folder of Alpha Five V9 Full not the adb. No where in any of the replies was the adb ever mentioned. The shortcut simply points to the exe file. I ran the exe file from the program files folder of Alpha Five V9 Full. And yes I did run it from the shortcut created by Alpha. All attempts result in the same.

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