Subject RE: Embedded and Services Manager on Windows
> Another quick update. TIBBackupService does actually work, you just have to know that it does nasty things like this inside the ServerName setter method
>     if (FProtocol = Local) and (FServerName <> '') then
>       FProtocol := TCP
> I was updating the protocol to Local in the occasion that the embedded library was used by the application or TCP when the full server is available. 
> Unbeknownst to me, when the hostname was set, it reverted back to TCP and therefore tried to access using my full server.

  So, you set "ServerName" to hostname ? Why do you need it for embedded connection ???
Also there is Firebird server running at the same host ? I guess - as a service ? Do you see another instance there ?