Subject slightly OT: 1.5.6 installer damages Win7 management
Author André Knappstein, Controlling
excuse me if this is slightly off-topic and there is a better list for

I just found out and confirmed that some problems we have with damaged
Win7 installations have their root in the installer for FB 1.5.6. I
know that 1.5.6 is outdated, but we need to keep it for legacy
software in some places, hopefully until late summer, only.
I am aware that it is not efficient to fix this issue, but maybe this
information will help others.

After (fully) installing 1.5.6 on Win7 pro, 32-Bit, the system
management window will crash the windows explorer on whatever option
you are selecting (software, devices, firewall, network center... this

Windows7 system management apparently canNOT open a subwindow in the
context of the parent system management window, when FB 1.5.6
installed a shortcut tool icon there.

You can either change the default view from "categories" to
"details/small icons" and then right-click+"open in new folder" to
work around this. Or you can uninstall Firebird 1.5.6 and re-install
it "naked" (without the tool icon in system management window).