Delphi 7 & Windows Server 2008

I have a number of applications written in Delphi 7 (32 bit), which i am trying to run on a Windows Server 2008 machine (32 Bit).

I have tried running them straight up, and running them as Administrator and they still seem to crash. Not really giving me an explanation. Just says Windows has to close the app, that it has been terminated.

Anyway, just curious if there are some known issues?

DelphiRulezAsked:
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malachi223Commented:
Do you use the BDE?
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SteveBayCommented:
Are these service applications? If so, they are not allowed to interact with the desktop and would be shutdown by Server 2008.
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8080_DiverCommented:
Also, you might want to put some sort of logging in place.  (You might want to try Raize's CodeSite because it can send you the logging that it does either in an email or live over the netwwrok (internet.)
I can supply a unit that will let you log to a flat file, if you are interested.  The unit is decoupled and stands alone but lets you instantiate a Logger class object that facilitates the logging to a file.
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DelphiRulezAuthor Commented:
No BDE, but I do use DBExpress for most of the apps
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DelphiRulezAuthor Commented:
8080_Diver:

Sorry, these apps can't be recompiled. (Well, they can, but not by me).
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DelphiRulezAuthor Commented:
SteveBay: No, these are not Service Apps
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moorhouselondonCommented:
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DelphiRulezAuthor Commented:
actually, it turns out it has to do with the drivers we are using. I didn't know it. We are using thirdparty DBExpress Drivers for MSSQL, which are out of date and Im sure are not supported on 2008 OS.
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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
if trying to connect on a MSDesktop Engine SQL database ?
>update to 2005 express
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