June 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm #4956
When trying to install 3.4.0 I have encountered some issues.
I did completely unintall 3.3.1. I had the Premium Version, uninstalled that for the Limited Version for a demo, then uninstalled that.
When trying to install, I get a warning that I need to run as admin and click continue. The first time I did it, it displayed the first warning box that “this program might have installed incorrectly” so I clicked installed using the recommended settings. It did nothing.
I then ran it again, got the warning about privledges and clicked continue. Nothing.
Ran again “as administrator” and it seemed to work until it got to the time to make the shortcut and then it had an error as .VBS is not part of the Windows 7 Home Premium install.
Figured it was just the shortcut setup so I should be OK.
I ran Desktop Server and setup “example.dev”
When that finished I clicked on the link and got a “Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): The server refused the connection.”
You must be logged in to view attched files.June 26, 2012 at 11:11 pm #4981
Stephen CarrollKey Master
I’m sorry to hear that. You can safely press the ‘cancel’ button anytime Windows displays the ‘Program Compatibility Assistant’ dialog as this is used primarily for statistics gathering. However, there might be an issue with your VBScript and the Wscript.Shell library. The error “.VBS is not part of the Windows 7 Home Premium install” is a bit unorthodox, as I haven’t actually seen this mentioned prior. Sometimes third party anti-virus applications attempt to protect you by disabling or altering your core Windows installation (VBScript is a core component of Windows).
You can perform a manual installation by ensuring that you have no httpd or mysqld services in your task list. The installer checks this for you and is the preferred method to perform upgrades and eliminate possible data corruption. Here is how to do a manual install (assuming that the httpd and mysqld services are not running):
1) Unzip the downloaded zip file from our web site at http://serverpress.com/downloads
2) Open the libs folder and drag the contents of the xampplite folder to your c:\ drive. You should have a c:\xampplite folder on your system
3) Open the c:\xampplite folder and right-click the blue DesktopServer.exe icon, followed by selecting “Pin to Start menu”.
You may wish to check your VBScript functionality (which is only used to place the shortcut icons on your start menu). Try this to validate your OS’s VBScript abilities:
1) Open Notepad and type the following:
Set WshShell = CreateObject(“Wscript.shell”)
strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders(“Desktop”)
Set oMyShortcut = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop + “\Sample.lnk”)
‘oMyShortcut.WindowStyle = 3
OMyShortcut.TargetPath = “%windir%\notepad.exe”
2) Save the text file with the filename and extension test.vbs to your desktop.
3) Double click the test.vbs file on your desktop.
You should have another icon appear on your desktop called ‘Sample’ which will automatically open Notepad. If this is not the case, then your VBScript may be partially damaged or disabled by your anti-virus application. Please let us know the results or if the manual install does not resolve the issue.
StephenJuly 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm #5069
Sorry for the delay in a reply.
The .vbs issue had to do with an application that I had “uninstalled.” The WeBuilder application left behind all the file associations in the registry including .vbs so fixing that made vbs files work. I will get back to you when I have time to reinstall DesktopServerJuly 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm #5137
I removed the existing install that failed. Now that .vbs is working, the installer worked and I was able to successfully create and launch a site.July 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm #5138
Stephen CarrollKey Master
Awesome! Very good to hear. Thank you for your feedback Gerry, and the link. That gives me more insight into VBS related issues.
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