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Toad 11.0 AV on first connect to a database.

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I installed 11.0 (Hooray!) and connected to my beloved test database and
saw a string of AVs, some of which I remember:

  • failed to find path (I think).
  • failed to load parser dll.
  • there were others.

I normally open connections in the MOE, but when MOE opened, there were
no open Tabs. Right click -> new (sql) tab resulted in another AV.

A full shutdown of Toad followed bty a restart gave me a possible clue,
another AV but this time the messages says:

The procedure entry point EncodePointer could not be located in the
dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll" - I’m getting a sinking feeling that
Toad 11.0 is not suitable for running on Windows 2000.

I tried it in an XP session under VirtualBox - it worked fine there -
which adds fuel to my horrible though.

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamStuckWithWindows2000T]

Issue:

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Hi Norm,

Let me go dust off a Windows 2000 machine from our graveyard and see if I can reproduce this

Hi Norm, I see this too. We will investigate.

Norm, I don’t see a fix to this coming any time soon, if at all. I suggest using Toad 10.6 if you are stuck with Windows 2000. We are updating our documentation now and removing this OS from our supported list. We’ve also been looking for a work-around but it’s not looking good so far.

Thanks for reporting this… and thanks for using an 11 year old OS :slight_smile:

Morning Brad,

Norm, I don’t see a fix to this coming any time soon, if at
all.
Neither do I to be honest. I had a Google for it and found this:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb432254(v=vs.85).aspx

Where it basically says that the minimum version supported is XP+SP2 or
Vista on the client and Win2003+SP1 or Win2008 on the server. I was
afraid of something like that. It’s the same installing an Oracle 11.2
client, it too fails to find an entry point in a dll. :frowning:

I suggest using Toad 10.6 if you are stuck with Windows
2000.
That’s what I shall have to do. I still have it installed. And 10.5. And
9.5. :slight_smile:

We are updating our documentation now and removing
this OS from our supported list. We’ve also been looking for
a work-around but it’s not looking good so far.
I’m not sure where Delphi is using the EncodePointer call, but according
to the page above, the utility is to “Encoding globally available
pointers helps protect them from being exploited. The EncodePointer
function obfuscates the pointer value with a secret so that it cannot be
predicted by an external agent. The secret used by EncodePointer is
different for each process.”

Microsoft and security? Surely not! :wink:

Thanks for reporting this… and thanks for using an 11 year
old OS :slight_smile:
Thanks for looking but I was pretty sure of the reason when I first saw
it. That’s another one for my list then, I can’t use Toad 11, Oracle
11.2 or QT 4 on this desktop.

I’m told that we are upgrading to Windows 7 “any time soon”. Being
cynical I know that this won’t happen because the vast majority of
desktops here couldn’t run Vista when it was looked at as an upgrade -
so they ain’t going to run Windows 7.

Not without huge hardware expense anyway - and in these trying times, I
can really see that happening! :frowning:

Never mind, 10.6 is good.

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

Norman Dunbar
Contract Senior Oracle DBA
Capgemini Database Build Team
Internal : 7 28 2051
External : 0113 231 2051

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