Subject Re: [firebird-support] Windows installation issue
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:46 AM 4/04/2008, you wrote:
>can anyone explain why Windows Firebird installer uses "instsvc.exe" instead
>of "sc.exe" (which is part of Windows).
>Additional functionality?

Yes. You can read the documentation for instsvc.exe in a text file in the \doc\ directory. If you installed Firebird from the .exe installer, you only need to use instsvc.exe for a particular task in future.

>I have o lot of problems with new version of instsvc v2.1.. (Some of my
>tester-clients need to install vcredist.exe to run new instsvc).

Correct; and it is nothing new. As always, the C and C++ runtimes are also needed to run the Firebird server and any client. They are not unique to Firebird: they only need to be installed if they haven't already been installed by another product installer. vcredist.exe is the recommended way to install them (and I think the only way on Vista); but there are also copies in \bin\ if someone with Administrator privileges prefers to copy them directly to system32.

It sounds as though you haven't read the Installation Guide documentation (PDF) that comes with 2.1, either...