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Ref No:
091216-2239
Last Modified:
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Product:
Advantage CA-Clipper RDD
Category:
Compatibility
Title:
Clipper and Windows 7
Problem Description:
An Advantage enabled Clipper application will not work on Windows 7.
Solution:
At the time of this writing, Windows 7 is not yet an officially supported platform, however this information may be useful.

With Windows 7 support for IPX is no longer available. Any Clipper applications compiled to use IPX to communicate with Advantage will not work.

Clipper applications using ADSDOSIP to communicate via UDP/IP to Advantage also currently does not work. A future update to ADSDOSIP may address this. However, it is currently possible to use Windows 7's XP Mode in order to use a Clipper application with ADSDOSIP. XP Mode is limited to Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 it is NOT available in the Starter and Home editions. Also, XP Mode requires hardware that has "CPU Virtualization Support".

The following instructions describe using XP Mode.
1) Download and install XP mode from here
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
2) In Windows 7 Go to Start -> All Programs -> Windows Virtual PC -> Windows XP Mode to configure the virtual machine.
3) After the machine has been configured, install ADSDOSIP in the XP Mode virtual machine. Setup an ADS.ini if needed. 
4) Create a shortcut to ADSDOSIP in the XP Mode virtual machine's Start Menu (do not place the shortcut in the Startup).
4) Install the Clipper application in the XP Mode virtual machine and create a shortcut in the Start Menu.
5) Run ADSDOSIP and the Clipper application in the XP Mode virtual machine's console to verify that it is working and can connect to Advantage.
6) Shut down the XP Mode virtual machine (don't let it hibernate).
7) In Windows 7 go to Start -> All Programs -> Windows Virtual PC -> XP Mode Applications and the shortcuts created above to ADSDOSIP and the Clipper application should be visible.  Run ADSDOSIP first and it should show up in the Windows 7 task bar.  Next run the Clipper application from the same location.

At this point the Clipper application and ADSDOSIP should look as if they are running natively under Windows 7, however in actuality the XP Mode virtual machine has been started in the background and is running the applications.
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