1. Olan Knight
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 14 September 2017 19:59 PM UTC

My boss is trying to install SySAM on his new Windows 10 VM.

Are there known issues with that? Trick or tips? Hints? Clues? Treasure maps to success?





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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 14 September 2017 20:27 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Hi Olan;

   For older versions of Sybase / SAP PowerBuilder (aka <= v12.6) ... a  straight SYSAM license will not on a VM!

   What you would need to do at this point, is install a Sysam Server and attach your Sysam license to that server. This makes the PB IDE license a "served" license. Once you have that pair running, you can return back to the PB IDE and activate your Sysam license by giving the IDE the IP address of the SySam server.

    For more information on that process .. click here!

Note: I am not sure though if you can still install and run the old Sysam Server on the newer MS-Windows O/S's.

Regards ... Chris

PS: For those of you on PB 2017 - this antiquated Sysam licensing model is "history"!   wink


  1. Olan Knight
  2. Friday, 15 September 2017 13:31 PM UTC
Yup, you need a "standalone served license" for remotely accessing a VM. That's my current setup and the one my boss previously had. Now the boss has a new VM and we're trying to get everything working like it was on his Windows 7 VM.

I was just wondering if there were any Win10-specific issues that had cropped up, or Win10-specific tips.

Oh...and THANK HEAVENS that silly SySAM server/license nonsense is history!!!!! YAY!



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  1. Andreas Mykonios
  2. Monday, 18 September 2017 13:36 PM UTC
Hi Olan.

If the new vm has the same computer name and the user name (windows login) is also unchanged then it should work.


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  1. Chris Lerwill
  2. Wednesday, 20 September 2017 22:19 PM UTC
I installed the SySAM Server on Windows Server 2012-R2 and that has been working well for my employer.  That was PB 12.6.

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