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PB11 + windows 2012 R2 + ghostscript save as PDF ?

Nov 18, 2016 at 11:14 AM

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Hi guys,

I have read all the recent posts about powerbuilder and ghostscript.

I have downloaded GS v.9.20 for a windows2012 R2 installation , PB11.5.1.

Anyone got GS sybase datawindow PS working on a windows 2012 R2 please ? If yes, which gs version ? Any manual changes to perform to make this work ? No matter what i end up receiving 0 kb PDF files.

Been looking at this issue for 2 days straigth ...

TIA
John

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Former Member Nov 18, 2016 at 04:03 PM
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Hi John;

Did you use the 64bit version of GS in your W2012R2 environment?

Regards ... Chris

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Former Member Nov 19, 2016 at 08:05 AM
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for your reply.
Yes, to be honest i tried them both 32 and 64. And so many other GS versions besides 9.20.

Do you have it working on a 2012 R2 Chris ?

TIA

John

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Former Member Nov 21, 2016 at 03:10 AM
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Hi John,

I think I posted this on the old forum so you may have already seen it and the versions I used were a bit different, but this is what I had to do to get Ghostscript PDF working for a PB 10.5 application on Windows Server 2012.

1. I installed the 32 bit version of Ghostscript and printer driver (Version 9.19)

2. Then I had to add the Ghostscript printer driver to the registry for the default account (see https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/184291)

This is the registry file I ran to do that:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Devices]
"Ghostscript PDF"="winspool,FILE:"

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\PrinterPorts]
"Ghostscript PDF"="winspool,FILE:,15,45"

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
"UserSelectedDefault"=dword:00000001
"Device"="Ghostscript PDF,winspool,FILE:"

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Former Member Nov 21, 2016 at 01:39 PM
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For some versions of PowerBuilder, if you use the 64bit version as Chris suggests, you have to copy/rename gswin64.exe to gswin32.exe as it is hard coded within the PB runtime. In later versions they changed it to somehow figure out which one to use.

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