1. mike S
  2. PowerServer 2020 or older (Obsolete)
  3. Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:51 PM UTC

I used to be able to start up the old appeon toolbar toolkit outside of powerbuilder.  I liked that for when i just want to deploy the app, no reason to startup PB so why start it up?  

This no longer seems possible?  You no longer need PB to build a client/server app, but you now need it to deploy a powerserver web/mobile app?


The UAC always asks me to allow any of the deploy/config toolkit apps to change stuff.  If i click configure, then deploy, it asks each time.  or if i deploy, make a change in PB, then deploy again, it asks and asks and asks.  That is annoying.  The old toolbar would ask once and be done. 

I assume the UAC is involved because the toolkit stores configuration information, project information and a bunch of other stuff under programfiles and not in programdata?  



Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 14 June 2018 13:50 PM UTC
  2. PowerServer 2020 or older (Obsolete)
  3. # 1

Hi Mike;

    Yes, the whole Appeon for PB (PowerServer) architecture changed in the PB IDE with the 2017 release. Appeon incorporated the Appeon Toolbar into the IDE as the PowerServer Toolkit (PSTK). The PSTK is still the same Appeon Toolbar (minus the PBU Calculator) - its just more integrated with the IDE. Thus, the reason you need to start the PB2017 IDE in order to deploy your PowerServer Web and/or Mobile Apps in the development environment.

    Like building & deploying .Net Web Services in the PB IDE, the PB IDE needs "local admin" access to access external resources. This is also true for the PSTK as well. Thus, I would highly recommend running the PB2017/2018 IDE installation in Admin Mode. Then after the IDE installed, I go to the the Windows Start menu and look at the properties on the PB2017 link. That link is really a pointer to the IDE short-cut. I then modify the short-cut properties as follows:


Regards ... Chris

There are no comments made yet.
Appeon Support Team Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:39 AM UTC
  2. PowerServer 2020 or older (Obsolete)
  3. # 2

Hi Mike,

We will record it as a requirement in our CR pool, I will get back to you once we have a plan to support this feature.

Please work around the UAC issue by run PB with 'Run as administrator'.


There are no comments made yet.
  • Page :
  • 1

There are no replies made for this question yet.
However, you are not allowed to reply to this question.