Hi, I have tried installing 5.5 on Server 2008 with no success.
I have been told to contact Adobe support about obtaining Output Server 5.7, but it seems that nobody in the support section there knows what Output server is.
My 2003 server crashed and I am building a 2008 server for Output server, but without 5.7, my company cannot run.
Adobe support is being very uncooperative with me on this.
Thanks for your response Ryan ... Can you please tell me what approach did you take for having Central Output Software installed on Windows Server 2008? ...
Were you able to open or view any forms on the 2008 server at all or did it give error while printing them? ... Thanks!
I simply used the 5.5 installation disc on the 2008 server, but it would not complete successfully.
After further research, 5.5 is not compatible with server newer than 2003.
So to answer your question, no, I could not open any forms on 2008 because I cannot install 5.5.
Have you had any luck finding 5.7?
5.7 is compatible with 2008 R2, but Adobe has basically told me that I am out of luck with obtaining that software from them.
Nope it is not supported.
You need a valid maintenance agreement to move to 5.7 and it is really a bit late for that now anyway as you would have been issued an upgrade option.
Log onto the Adobe Licensing website https://licensing.adobe.com/ and check what you are entitled to, in there you can get your license code and any software you need.
On 2008 and above do not install in the standard directories, there is extra security so do what I do and install to <drive>:\adobe\central etc. if you must use program files check the folder security has your service account, I suggest using a local admin account with network user rights.
Install Sp1 as well, this has fixes you really need and can still be downloaded from Adobe, google it then put your details in and it is available. If you don't and you have a PDF driver as an added non primary driver you will end up with a blank box and other issues.
You are not out of luck obtaining the software if you have paid maintenance but you would also have been offered a LC license.
It is not supported but it does work.
I have installed 5.5 on Win2008 and in the last few months also a Win2012 server. I recall the only quirk was the installation had to run under 2003 compatibility mode for the license code to be accepted. Possibly this was sorted in newer versions.
We are printing from an iSeries, so we also needed LPD service installed on server to allow for pipe outq from iSeries to send data down to instance. In older versions of Win this was called TCP/IP Print services for Unix.