1. Ibrahim Syed
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:06 PM UTC

Hi Experts,

We are in such a situation and have to install 2017 PBVM & PowerGen on Windows Server Core 2008 for build process.

As per Windows documentation " Server Core installations are only intended to run server roles and cannot be used to run applications such as a Microsoft Office suite or any other applications that depend on a graphical user interface.

In other words, there is no desktop in Server Core, by design. While maintaining the capabilities required to support traditional business applications and role-based workloads, Server Core does not have a traditional desktop interface. Instead, Server Core is designed to be managed remotely through the command line, PowerShell, or a GUI tool (like RSAT or Windows Admin Center)."

Our requirement is, We want to build PB library from PB object using PowerGen tool using command line and then creating a Build from PowerGen by using command line but  PowerGen uses PB runtime dll's in order to compile/regenerate the PB object to pbl hence, we need to install both PBVM and PowerGen on windows core server

Can anybody share their experience or is this feasible..?



Roland Smith Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:07 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

If the installer doesn't work, you can always copy the install folders from a desktop pc and then manually add the ...\Shared\PowerBuilder folder to the system path.

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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 19 April 2018 13:20 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 2

Hi Ibrahim;

   Please have a look at the new PBC (Standalone Compiler) feature od PB 2017 for this.

You can find out more information about this feature here.


Regards ... Chris

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