BH Hi, in the old windows 2003 server, whenever the SQL ANYWHERE Server is started, the window in the task-bar appeared. It showed like a log of the connections and status (ex. "Now accepting requests", etc.) However, in the Windows 2008 Server, i don't see that log window in the tray. Is there a way to pull it up manually? Thanks Aron

asked 23 Dec '13, 13:34

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edited 27 Dec '13, 03:51

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Volker Barth

You must be running your server as a service.

When the database server (or any other process) is running as a service the process is no longer allowed to interact with the desktop - This is a change that Microsoft has made as of Windows7/Server 2008.

So unfortunately there is no method to get the old behaviour when running on Windows 2008 Server.

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answered 23 Dec '13, 13:38

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FYI - this change was actually first made my Microsoft in Windows Vista.

(02 Jan '14, 09:29) Ian McHardy

At our site, I changed the startup params for the database to write a log file of the console messages, and use baretail to watch them go by. It seems to work pretty well.

-o C:\Logs\MyDBServer.TXT
-os 2m

Get baretail here:

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answered 25 Dec '13, 09:16

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FWIW: Running the database server with the -o console.log parameter is very common and recommended - independent of the OS and mode (normal application vs. service).

Cf. this related question:

How to access the network server console on Server 2008.

(27 Dec '13, 03:53) Volker Barth
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