Windows 2012 Server - calling a PGM from within IBM Domino XWorks script hangs
Posted on 2013-10-24
One of my customers custom app's using IBM Xworks (domino web) to run a pgm to handle Electronic Forms. They produce PDF files using a converter (omniformat) from PDF995 to convert a HTML page into a PDF. Works perfect on 2003 and on 2008, but in Windows 2012 if I run the command from a DOS window - works fine, but when it's called from within Domino Script - it just hangs and never produces the PDF.
Odd thing is, I can launch Xworks as a desktop program and it works, but when I run XWorks as windows service I have the problem. My answer was build the new server under 2008R2 but they wanted 2012. Right now we are running it as a desktop app, but that is less than optimum.
I thinking this has some interactive security problem with 2012 - I know that part of the OS is really tightened up. I looking for some guidance from either more experienced Windows Server expert or Domino developer.