Subject Re: Service won't start (Win2K Server)
Author Adam
--- In, Tim Burgan <email@t...> wrote:
> Things seem to be fine now the conf files are in the BIN folder.
> What's the difference between an embedded and server setup?

Embedded is like a mini superserver nested nicely inside a dll. Only a
single application can access the database at one time, and the
database runs in the application space with the application. It is
really useful for setting up different tiers with data stores that are
significant enough to want a real database but for which installing a
database service is a bit of a hassle.

But to your problem.

By default the installer installs to:

c:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\

That is the folder where aliases.conf and firebird.conf are. Also
inside this folder are a few folders such as bin, udf and doc. I have
never seen an install where the conf files were in the same folder as
isql etc.

I have seen situations where file system permissions has denied
firebird access to the firebird.conf, so make sure that isn't the case