Uniface.exe processes on Windows 8
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (rogerw)
Hi, below I'll describe an Uniface behaviour that I have got a description on from some Uniface users. I'm not sure about everything, but perhaps someone can make some conclusions and give some advice. This didn't happen in Uniface 9.6.04. It happens in Uniface 9.7.04.02 and probably only with Windows 8 (not Windows 7 and I don't know about Windows 10). The problem: There are Uniface.exe processes without a corresponding application left in the Windows Task Manager Processes. As this happens, no new Uniface application can be started until those Uniface.exe processes are stopped (End process in Task Manager). As you try to start an Uniface application, it just dies not showing up on the screen and a new "unused" Uniface.exe process is created in the Task manager. It might be that Uniface is installed on a network-drive, but Uniface is started as a client process on the Windows 8 PC. It particularly happens as a laptop is disconnected from the network and it looses the connection to the network-drive for a while. Then a started Uniface application produces a "ghost" Uniface-process. Even as the laptop is reconnected to the network, the "ghost" process prevents any new Uniface application from being started on the laptop. Ending all Uniface application processes in the Task Manager, makes it possible to start new Uniface applications. Any advice appreciated. Regards RogerW.