Subject Re: self-uninstalling firebird???
Author Adam
--- In, Lucas Franzen <luc@...> wrote:
> Sounds like I'm crazy, but:
> Has anyone ever experienced a firebird installation vanishing from one
> day to another from a computer?
> Within three weeks it's now the second time that a user's calling me,
> telling that my program isn't running any longer.
> This program's installed usually on a server together with FB
(1.5.5, SS
> Win) and executed as a scheduled task via a batch script every day or
> every week or so.
> As usual the customers claimed they didn't uninstall firebird, but if
> you have a look at the machine there's no more service left and in the
> firebird program directory just the modified files (like security.fdb,
> aliases.conf) and some batch-scripts in the bin-directory (which I use
> for backup and adding Admin user) are left, everything else is gone.
> Just as a regular de-installation does.
> When that happened the first time I was sure the customer did that, but
> now that it happened again at another site I start wondering if there's
> some tool (antivirus or whatever) out there which might be running the
> uninstallation routine.
> In both cases the server is set up and usually not used by anyone else
> (login) and just left alone.
> Luc.

Well I have never observed Firebird 'uninstalling itself'. Is there
anything in the event log? It records when the service shuts down and
starts, so I am pretty sure an uninstall install would be there too.