Re: Forms Server on Windows or Unix

From: Shakespeare <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:15:50 +0100
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Gerard H. Pille schreef:
> Hallo,
> I'm used to running Forms Server on Unix systems, but my employer wants
> to switch to Windows servers.
> Would anyone care to share his 2 cents?
> Thanks,
> Gerard

In a previous job, my employer had Forms servers on Windows,as several clients did. No real problems, IIRC. Installation was far more easy: no sysprereqs ;-) for libraries, kernel settings etc. Click and go. One problem with Report Server: if you logged off from the Windows Server, Rep.Server went down. Had something to do with setting 'Allow Service to interact with Desktop' (should be switched off). Only thing is: when you move from Unix to Windows (or vice versa) you may have to change a few things in your software (paths etc, put the slash the other way).
 From Windows to Unix causes extra problems for filenames are case sensitive on Unix. So Forms may not find it's pll's etc. Oracle NL did have a tool to move from Windows to Unix (El Cheapo) but I don't know if it is still around. Symbolic Links was another option, confirm to standards was the best option.

Shakespeare Received on Sat Jan 24 2009 - 11:15:50 CET

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