Subject Re: [firebird-support] FB 2.1 on windows 8
Author Helen Borrie
At 08:05 a.m. 8/04/2015, moegamat.a@... [firebird-support] wrote:

>Does FB2.1 run on windows 8 ...
>I installed the last 2.1 version o a windows 8 tablet (8.1)
>In trying to connect to my database with SQL Manager
>I get Connection failed Server is stopped or unproper client library is used to establish connection to the server

OK, here is where to start.

SQL Manager is expecting to connect using the 32-bit client or the 64-bit client. Is SQL Manager a 32-bit or a 64-bit application? Either it is 32-bit and can find only the 64-bit client -- OR -- it is 64-bit and can only find the 32-bit client.

The client is called fbclient.dll. So - if you installed the 32-bit server, the 32-bit client will be in the \bin directory of your Firebird installation. If you installed the 64-bit server then the fbclient.dll in the \bin subdir will be the 64-bit version. In that case, you will find the 32-bit client in the \WOW64 subdir, where SQL Manager cannot find it. If SQL Manager is 32-bit then you will need to copy the 32-bit client to somewhere SQL Manager can find it. The obvious place will be in the same directory as the SQL Manager executable.

>I have done the install a number of times with no luck

Have you tried connecting to a database using isql.exe, that is in Firebird's \bin directory?

Helen Borrie, Support Consultant, IBPhoenix (Pacific)
Author of "The Firebird Book" and "The Firebird Book Second Edition"