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Windows Server 2008
« on: October 12, 2008, 06:38:05 PM »
Does PDF Explorer work on Windows Server 2008?
If so, are there any know issues?

I tried to install it, but each time I try to run it, it comes up with cannot open database.
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Re: Windows Server 2008
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 03:51:04 PM »
I don't have access to Windows Server 2008 so I can't affirm it work, but you are the first reporting the problem and PDFE works fine in Windows Vista, (similar OS specificities) so I suppose what you are experiencing is some kind of user permissions problem, or something else related to your system itself.

You are installing PDFE in the server itself, or in a client desktop?

The OS is 36 bits of 64 bits?

PDF Explorer create the database files, and some configuration files, in the logged user applications data folder.
C:\Users\<LoggedUserName>\Application Data\PDF Explorer
C:\Documents and Settings\<LoggedUserName>\Application Data\PDF Explorer
type %appdata% in the Windows Explorer address

Check if the PDF Explorer folder exists there, and is write enabled for the logged user.

You can also change the path where PDFE will create/look for the database files editing this registry key

"DatabaseFolder"="C:\\Users\\<LoogedUserName>\\AppData\\Roaming\\PDF Explorer\\"

or you can redirect the local where PDFE will look for it, adding the dbpath=YourPathToDatabaseFolder command line parameter.
Just create a C:\PDFEDataFolder, or some other name/path work folder.
Now edit the PDF Explorer shortcut and change the target field to:
"C:\Program Files\PDF Explorer\PDFExplorer.exe" "dbpath=C:\PDFEDataFolder"

Obvious you have to adapt the paths to your case.

Let me know of your findings ;)