Subject Re: [ib-support] download
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:25 PM 05-07-02 -0600, you wrote:
>I have windows XP home edition.

The jury is out on this one. The server should run, though.

>The download created a Firebird folder. In the folder was the circular
>Firebird icon, showing 1.6 MB I think I recall

That would be the server program.

>(I've since deleted it).

Then you don't have ibserver.exe (the Firebird server) present at all
now. Get it back from the Recycle Bin if you can; otherwise you will have
to reinstall.

>I clicked this, got the hourglass briefly and then back to the pointer.

Then XP started the server.

>Nothing else happened.

Nothing else is supposed to happen. Once the server is running, you have
to connect to it using a client, e.g. IB_SQL (free from It will connect to a nominated database, e.g.
c:\Program Files\Firebird\Examples\employee.gdb, through the client program
gds32.dll, which you should find has been installed in the system directory.

>No I didn't check the Task Manager, but if Firebird was running, what
>would I see?

You should see ibserver.exe (and possibly ibguard.exe, as well) running in
the Processes list.

I guess you have a curve to surmount, to understand the client/server concept.


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