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KB commodity
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Username: Kbcomex

Post Number: 8
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 07:43 am:   

Hello Every One,

I am using Nowsms 2006. I want to know, Can NowSMS run on Window Server 2008 (64 bits) plateform.

Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 86
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 02:52 pm:   


Versions prior to NowSMS 2007 do not work very well with Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.

The reason for this problem is that NowSMS 2006 stores configuration files and data files under the "Program Files" directory. (NowSMS 2006 does this to simplify the process of moving an existing configuration to another server, as all of the files are in one location.)

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 do not like this practice.

Even if you opt to install NowSMS 2006 in a directory other than "Program Files" (or "Program Files (x86)" in 64-bit versions), you can run into problems in that any files created or updated by the service will be accessible only to applications running with administrative access. Windows hides this fact from applications ... and what happens is that if you apply configuration changes with the NowSMS 2006 configuration utility, these changes cannot be seen by the service, creating considerable confusion.

For best results, immediately after installing NowSMS 2006, right click on the shortcut, and for "Compatibility", check "Run as Administrator". That will take care of most problems.

But in short, I wouldn't recommend NowSMS 2006 on a Windows Server 2008 platform. NowSMS 2008 understands Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit versions) much better. It uses an alternate directory structure (ProgramData), and it applies appropriate Windows security attributes to all files and directories created by NowSMS.

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