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System Error running sqlcompare.exe (command line)

sperrysperry Posts: 2
edited July 23, 2009 5:46AM in SQL Compare Previous Versions
I am having a system error running the sql compare 8 command line.
We bought licenses for the SQLToolbelt and this is a activated install.
The operational system is a Windows Server 2008.

The command works after the dialog box is clicked.
But it defeats the command line purpuse.


Application popup: 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem : C:\Program Files\Red Gate\SQL Compare 8\SQLCompare.exe
NTVDM has encountered a System Error
The specified service does not exist.
Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.



<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"&gt;
- <System>
<Provider Name="Application Popup" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384">26</EventID>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-07-21T22:53:23.000Z" />
<EventRecordID>8212</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>sd-server</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data>16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem</Data>
<Data>C:\Program Files\Red Gate\SQL Compare 8\SQLCompare.exe NTVDM has encountered a System Error The specified service does not exist. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

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    Hi,

    NTVDM is a service which is used to run 16bit programs which to my knowledge we don't touch/use. I am guessing this is a 32 bit Windows 2008 server? Does the SQL Compare 8 GUI work ok?

    If you run just SQLCompare /? does the message come up?

    Have you tried a reinstall of SQL Compare?

    Thanks,
    Matthew Flatt
    Redgate Foundry
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