[xep-support] Re: Docbench install fails on Windows 7

From: Kevin Brown <kevin@renderx.com>
Date: Fri Apr 29 2011 - 11:38:34 PDT


1) Yes, when you run as administrator then Windows automatically starts in
the directory System32 so you need to execute a changedir to get to your
install JAR folder/bat folder (or use absolute pathing).

2) Not sure what you mean here ... how would you get the command prompt in
the first place? Just run the command prompt as administrator
(Start->Command Prompt (right click this and choose run as administrator).

There are also other ways such as creating a manifest file and placing in
the same directory which indicates that the BAT requires admin rights ... or
as I do, I take ownership of the Program Files/RenderX directory using my
login ID. This is a much better solution in the long run as you will find
that if you make frequent edits to files such as xep.xml, Windows will block
you from saving locally any file edit as it will exist under program files.
You will need to save the file elsewhere and copy into that directory (and
of course respond to that prompt .... yes you want to change it ...).

For this method (assuming this like a personal machine in which you can make
such edits to permissions) ... navigate to the RenderX install directory and
right click it. Select Security tab and then the "Advanced" button. Select
the "Owner" tab and change the over to your personal ID and not
"Adminstrators" Group.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Giffin [mailto:mgiffin@earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 10:32 AM
To: kevin@renderx.com; RenderX Community Support List
Subject: Re: [xep-support] Re: Docbench install fails on Windows 7

Thanks Kevin, I figured it would be a permissions thing. I made a batch
file and it worked. Because it started in some system dir, I first had
to cd to the right dir. I added a pause so the command window would stay
open so I could see what was going on.

cd C:\Users\markj\Downloads
java -jar setup-4.19-20110304-docbench.jar

Thanks for my Windows 7 lesson. Windows is just like unix now!

By the way, I right-clicked on my .bat file and chose "Run as
administrator". Do you know of a way to do this same thing from a
command line so it could be automated?


On 4/28/2011 11:35 PM, Kevin Brown wrote:
> Mark:
> You must run the install as an administrator. How are you installing the
> software? For a JAR? If so, create a .bat file and then put the command
> to that JAR in the .bat file. Select the .bat file and run as
> Kevin Brown
> RenderX
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xep-support-bounces@renderx.com
> [mailto:xep-support-bounces@renderx.com] On Behalf Of Mark Giffin
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 11:28 PM
> To: xep-support@renderx.com
> Subject: [xep-support] Docbench install fails on Windows 7
> I'm installing xep/docbench on Windows 7 using the installer jar. I get
> the beginning dialog, choose options, go to the next 2 screens, then as
> it starts to install I get an error message saying
> "Installation failed. The problem source is: C:\Program
> Files\RenderX\XEP\doc\.css\topic.css The system cannot find the path
> specified."
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Mark

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