1. mike S
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:34 PM UTC

Are there any issues with running a powerbuilder app on windows server core instead of full blown windows server?  This would be a command line application with no visual components to it.


I would prefer to be able to run windows nano-server, but it doesn't appear to have the win32 api available on current versions (.net only).


my goal is to to run a command line powerbuilder application in an azure windows container.  The windows options for that are windows core and nano-server.


Daryl Foster Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 19 September 2022 04:54 AM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

I've installed and run a few Powerbuilder applications on an older version of Windows Server Core, maybe 2016.  It was running on a VM though, not in a container. It was a bit of trial and error getting it running.  Obviously I needed all the PB runtimes installed. I also needed to install Ghostscript and PDF printer and copy a few fonts across. From memory, I think I had to also copy oledlg.dll to the server because the PB runtime at the time had a dependency on that dll and it wasn't installed on Server Core.

My applications aren't strictly command line applications. I can still run them with a GUI if I want, but in normal operation I pass a switch to them so they do their thing and then exit without a GUI.

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