Norm, I don’t see a fix to this coming any time soon, if at
Neither do I to be honest. I had a Google for it and found this:
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.
I suggest using Toad 10.6 if you are stuck with Windows
That’s what I shall have to do. I still have it installed. And 10.5. And
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!
Thanks for reporting this… and thanks for using an 11 year
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!
Never mind, 10.6 is good.
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