Subject IBGuard/IBServer taking a long time to start
Author Joe Martinez
I have a couple customers that are having problems with it taking a long
time for IBGuard (and thus IBServer) to start at boot time. I'm talking
about like 3-5 minutes after Windows appears to have finished booting. If
they try to start my app once Windows finishes booting, they get the
"Unavailable Database" message if they haven't waited long enough. If they
bring up the Windows task manager once Windows has finished booting, they
can see IBGuard and IBServer start several minutes later.

I don't know much about the Windows boot process, and service starting, but
it seems like something must be getting delayed that's preventing IBGuard
from starting until it's done. Has anyone else run into this
problem? Anything that I can look for?