Subject Re: [firebird-support] Running 1.5 and 2.0 concurrently - Any Guides?
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:22 AM 21/04/2008, Robert martin wrote:
>Hi Helen
>> Also check that Fb 2.1 hasn't been installed as a service.
>Can FB 1.5 and 2.0 not be installed as service on the same machine? If
>so why not ? We have a user trying to set this up.

You hijacked someone else's thread. Lee is trying to run Firebird 2.something *as an application* on Vista. He seems to have used the installer to try to achieve it and has got himself into a muddle.

Yes, you can run two (or more) versions of Firebird as services. Nobody suggested otherwise. What you can't do is use the distributed Win installer to do it. You'll need to do it manually, using the zip kit and a different service name and whatever it takes to have the services listen on different ports and the applications connect to the right port. What you must *never* do is have both services connecting to the same databases. On Windows, Superserver prevents this; Classic doesn't.