> Windows 2003 Server 32bit
I don't have the CS4 Server here as I currently rebuild my server development machine, but the release note in the Server SDK asks for Microsoft Windows XP with service pack 2 ...Dirk
Thanks - I have tried, install it on my Windows XP SP2 system and didn't work. Same error message pops up.
I am thinking maybe I need to install some packages?
This should be an FAQ, I've definitely answered the same question a few times in the forum...
Install MS VC 2005 with service pack - the version required for development. That is needed to run CS4 debug inc server.
Thanks, I did not catch/remember that.
It is still beyond me why one would use the debug server without development environment. Somehow defeats the purpose ...
Great - I will try that - and sorry didn't check archive carefully before posting.
Thought: Would MS VS 2008 Express Version work? Don't have MS VS 2005 on hand.
Actually good point - I am the first time of trying InDesign Server. I thought Debug version was just easier for us to try on and easier to identify any errors if we make. I don't really know debug version needs to work with VS ...
The debug build has a ton of additional code that validate internal state, arguments of internal calls between plugins, memory leaks.
If you're developing a plugin you will find the checks very useful. In that case you should also use exactly the required IDE and service pack, to save a lot of headache.
If you're developing a script or other equivalent high-level binding (java, corba, whatever) to communicate with the server, in general the debug build is just slower.
OK Guys, I am really struggling. I have the debug version and read your post. I have installed on a Win2k3 server and my WinXP laptop. I tried with the C++ runtimes, the 2008 C++ express edition and it still doesn't work. I have seen no document from Adobe saying I need something that I haven't got. It is hugely frustrating.
I can't get my hands on the full version of C++ but don't really understadn why I need this instead of C++ express? I have never had such problems just getting an application started. Painful experience.
Did you come to a landing on this?
I don't have a server at hand right now ( that machine is busy with an OSX install, on a different partition ) but you could start by looking for any Adobe document that even mentions VC++ 2008.
In other words, at least for the desktop version of CS4 the oficial compiler is the VC 2005 SP1 .
Express should be no problem, I use it myself: "VS80sp1-KB926748-X86-INTL.exe"
You'll also need the matching Windows SDK. Watch out for something labeled "5.2.3790.2075.51.PlatformSDK_Svr2003R2_rtm.dmg"
Afterthought: funny that this thread always pops up when my experimental machine is busy ;-)
Dirk's analysis is exactly correct - CS4 was built with VS 2005, and depends on the MSVC runtime libraries; the release version of IDS ships with the release versions of those libraries; Microsoft does not allow redistribution of the debug MSVC runtime libraries, so to run the debug build of IDS (or ID) you need to install VS 2005.