[THIN] Re: Published applications in a mixed OS environment

Good pick up Dennis. I just typed it directly into Outlook without
thinking J

 

@echo off

IF /I "%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%"=="AMD64" (

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

) ELSE (

"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

)

Exit /B 0

 

Cheers,

Jeremy.

 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Dennis Parker
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 6:34 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Published applications in a mixed OS environment

 

I see what "may" be a problem with that. I copied and pasted the second
command structure below and once I added the proper % in the IF EXIST
"%pro ...

I was able to recreate the error message.

 

I was able to clear it up by changing the quotes from the Fancy quotes
to "Standard" quotes. 

 

Does that make sense?

 

Hope it helps,

Dennis

 

________________________________

From: George Wasgatt <gwasgatt@xxxxxxxxx>
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 12:11:11 PM
Subject: [THIN] Re: Published applications in a mixed OS environment

I see where I was going wrong, I thought that the programfiles
environment variable would tell me which architecture I was running on -
not so. There are two programfiles environment variables for X-64 and
one for X-32.  So I can't use that approach.

 

The processor architecture test should work, if I can get the syntax
correct.  Here's the slightly modified batch file:

 

@echo on

IF /I "%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%"=="AMD64" (

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

) ELSE (

"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

)

Exit /B 0

 

I get back:

 

\Microsoft was unexpected at this time.

 

I tried a different approach, testing for the existence of the x86 file:

 

@echo on

IF EXIST "programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" (

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

) ELSE (

"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

)

Exit /B 0

 

And I get the same response: \Microsoft was unexpected at this time.

.  

 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jeremy Saunders
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 12:08 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Published applications in a mixed OS environment

 

Personally, I've not tried mixing architectures before in the same
published application, and I would suggest that it's not a recommended
practice, but you could get it to work a different way.

 

Change your published app to launch a .cmd file. The .cmd file would
make the decision on the location of the application based on the
%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE% variable. Something like this...

 

@echo off

IF /I "%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%"=="x64" (

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

) ELSE (

"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

)

Exit /B 0

 

Cheers,

Jeremy.

 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of George Wasgatt
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:50 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Published applications in a mixed OS environment

 

We upgraded our farm to Presentation Manager 4.5 and added a new server
running Windows 2003 Standard x64.  We want to load balance across the
entire farm so we loaded our standard set of applications on the server.
We immediately ran into a problem - some of the applications were loaded
into the subdirectory c:\program files (x86) rather than into c:\program
files like they were on the 32 bit servers.

 

I thought I could just change the published application to something
like this:

 

Command line:

  "%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE"

 

Working Directory:

  %programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12

 

After testing this it starts OK on the 32 bit servers but fails on the
64 bit server with this error message (note: I named the published
application Excel 64):

 

"Excel 64" Failed to start.

The Citrix server is unable to process your request.

Please try again.  If the problem persists,  contact your administrator.

 

But, if I hit OK on this message and launch the application again it
starts just fine.

 

George Wasgatt

Network Administrator

ProHealth Physicians

4 Farm Spring Rd.

Farmington, CT 06032

Phone: 860-284-5264

 

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