1. Subrat patra
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Tuesday, 16 January 2024 08:51 AM UTC

Hi Team,

When I used the pb2022 runtime msi (MSM) file my, application was not running. But when I run the PowerBuilder runtime.exe the application is running. When I checked both are installed on different locations. I need to add the PowerBuilder run time msm file to my advanced installer, so that I can give the installer to my client. But when I install the MSM apply is not running. I don't want to give the PowerBuilder runtime.exe to my client , so that they need to do one extra step to install the PowerBuilder runtime.

Can anyone help me with this. I got this issue while using PowerBuilder 2022.




Kevin Ridley Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Wednesday, 17 January 2024 16:21 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Not sure I really understand what you're saying.  When you want to deploy your application (assuming it's straight PB and not PS or cloud installable), you can either:

Use an installer program to package up the exe, pbds and runtime files.
Use the runtime packager to create an msi file that will install just the runtime files when you run the msi, after which you would deploy the exe and pbds to the same folder to which you installed the runtime files.

Manually deploy the exe, pbds and runtime files.


Either way you need to deploy your exe file and pbds.  You might want to look into the PowerServer Cloud Installable option.  That might be the best solution for you.

  1. Subrat patra
  2. Monday, 22 January 2024 21:24 PM UTC
Hi Kevin,

When I run the installer , My application is installed on C:\applicationfolder\applicationame\application.exe

and powerbuilder runtime is installed on C:\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\PowerBuilder Runtime Packager\Runtime

I don't want to do it manually.I am doing this things through advance installer. When I manually copy the exe and pbd and put it under C:\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\PowerBuilder Runtime Packager\Runtime ,its showing vcruntime140.exe file is missing.But when I run the powerbuilder runtime exe, the location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\Common\PowerBuilder\Runtime can see the 'Common' folder is not created through MSI file.



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  1. Kevin Ridley
  2. Tuesday, 23 January 2024 12:59 PM UTC
So what you have there is 2 different builds of PB installed on that machine. You have a prior install from build 2819 and your newer install from build 3289. What I usually do is run the runtime installer to deploy to a specific folder on my machine, then copy the exe, pbd etc to that same folder. Then I create an install from everything in that folder. If you do this you would only have a single install program that will have everything you need.
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