I'm been trying to get an old 32-bit service (.dll) of ours to run on a Windows 2008 (R1 and R2).
The service accesses a system-DNS for ODBC connection and secondly it performs some statistic HTTP calls with a normal WebClient request (sort of a PING function that reports data back to our service for statistics).
The only interface we have to see if this is running, is to see if the SQL spool/records changes with "LastUpdate" and from this I can conclude that "something" isnt working.
The service has been running smoothly for almost 8 years on Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 servers.
Now, as we are moving old servers into the cloud, I am trying to see if we can get this old friend to work too.
Somehow it doenst work. I've tried to look in windows-logs, checking for any sign of errors. But none found.
My guess would be that it just lacks some "rights" as Windows 2008 is more closed/secured.
Therefore I've also tried to make a "special user account" for this service only, and allowed the service to logon as account with access to desktop.
Currently I dont care how low security we have to make, as NOTHING works for me. I am testing this on a none-production server, so there is no problem with security - yet.
Does anyone have ANY clue of what I need to do?
What type of security rights, settings or policy am I missing?
I've been checking the threads about "32-bit on 64-bit" etc. no luck finding anything so far :-(
IS the only way to get it running, to install and keep and old windows 2003 server in the cloud.. sigh ???