To have 8.1.3 run as a Windows service:
1 – run the server installer with default options (do NOT install for all users), you can of course install omnis
outside of “Program files”, as we also always did.
2 – launch your newly installed omnis once by clicking on the exe as if it was a desktop app, so that it writes into its
various init files, then quit (not sure this is really needed)
3 – go to …/Appdata/local/Omnis Software/myomnisfolder and cut all its contents, then paste it in you main omnis
folder where is the omnis.exe. So, you just recreated the “all in one folder Omnis” it has always been.
4 – you can now run the service exactly as you did with any previous versions, using the LocalSystem account privileges.
I should add that this is really a Windows only feature, on the Mac side, anything that Omnis puts in
“/Users/me/Library/Application Support/Omnis/myomnisfolder” MUST stay there and cannot be moved.
I didn’t have issues connecting to a Postgres 9.6 instance on the same server with the provided libpq.dll.
In order to have the appropriate MS runtime (mscvr120.dll) needed by Omnis installed, you have to run the Omnis
installer, as uk support once told me. If you don’t do the installer, and copy entire Omnis folders from one host to
another, a I often do, you’re on your own and you will eventually need to also install the MS runtime using the proper
MS installer for it, it all depends whether other software installed on your server have already silently install it for
you or not.
Le 28/12/2017 à 15:30, Ken Dimson a écrit :
> I have noticed some differences in installing the 8.1.3 server on windows.
> We have been using the 6.1.3 server install and now are deploying the 8.1.3. Here are some difference.
> Our installing for both 6 and 8 was to install in a folder outside of the programs file and in fact on a secondary local drive.
> 8.1.3 places files in the user appdata folder as if it was a runtime not a server. This does not make sense given the server is not associated with and may not run under the user the actually does the install.
> 8.1.3 is sporadic in installing the service for windows.
> 8.1.3 has issues connecting the our postgresql database. If we copy the libpq.dll from an 6.1 it seems to work. This does not make sense as the version of the libpq.dll is the same.
> I have one server where it does not manage the mscvr120.dll and thus an error on launch.
> Conclusion is the attempting to use the 8.1.3 for a server on windows is difficult to impossible.
> Anyone using 8.1.3 as server on windows? If so is your experience better than ours?
> Ken Dimson
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