This is really odd.

I have a so called Perforce Helix server on my Windows 2016 server.

Now on this server there is an exe called p4d now if i go to the Powershell and run p4d it runs the command starts the "correct" server and i am able to connect and see all my users.

If i then stop the command and go to the folder where the exe is located and run that a completely different server is starting meaning that all our code base and users are different.

I have attempted to find out of there are multiple p4d exe's on my machine however only 1 could be located. And true enough if I run the command:

get-command p4d

It returns the actual location of the exe that when is run opens a different server.

Can anyone tell me what the problem might be? Has anyone faced a similar issue? This is a huge problem because it means that i cannot make the it to a service and run it on startup.

  • Are you sure that it is different EXEs, and not something different about the environment of how the commands are getting run? Does the powershell session have different permissions, different environment variables, or something else? – Zoredache Nov 24 '18 at 6:44
  • @Zoredache Can you tell me how i can check those things? then i will check it out – Marc Rasmussen Nov 24 '18 at 11:52
  • Are you making the second invocation from Explorer GUI, Cmd, somewhere else? Is the powershell running with/without "as administrator"? Try making explorer launch with "as administrator" if that is how powershell prompt is being launched. – Clayton Nov 26 '18 at 22:49
  • PowerShell does not run executables from the current directory by default. If you intend to start p4d.exe from the current directory, you need to type .\p4d (or ./p4d), not just p4d. – Bill_Stewart Nov 27 '18 at 19:50

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