Friday, April 11, 2008

PeopleTools 8.46 and Microsoft Windows Vista SP1

As luck would have it, my Windows XP drive took a dive earlier this week. Rather than wasting a lot of time figuring out what the problem is, I thought it would be better to put my Windows Vista drive back into my laptop and keep working. I built a disk image of Windows Vista Enterprise a couple of months ago, but switched back to Windows XP around the end of January (for no reason... really...). With all of the recent hoopla about Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista, I thought it was a good time to give it another shot. I loaded the drive back into the laptop, fired it up, got all of the Windows Updates (20+), all of my open-source software was updated (Notepad++, Firefox, WinMerge, Tortoise SVN, Filezilla all had multiple releases since the end of January) and then I did Service Pack 1. It loaded without error, though the suggested load time message from Microsoft of an hour plus was more like 2 hours plus.

We are still running PeopleTools 8.46 here and yes, I know 8.46 is not officially supported by Oracle on Windows Vista. That being said, I haven't run into any problems running 8.46 on Vista. There are the occasional crashes, which aren't any more or less frequent than they are in Windows XP. One thing I have noticed though since Vista SP1 is that the PeopleSoft Query window in two-tier (I am old-school and like the two-tier query interface) keeps crashing with a "Out Of Memory" error. I have checked each time and I still have about 900 megs of physical memory left, but the error is still showing up.

Not that this is a huge issue, just wanted to document it somewhere. I might be the only person on the planet trying to write a query on PeopleTools 8.46 in two-tier mode on Windows Vista SP1. If there is someone else out there with the same issue, you are not alone... ;-)

9 comments:

Andrew said...

I am running my pt 8.49 on vista (was recently upgraded to sp1) and i don't use the query in 2-tier as it's just my play environment. But I get a similar issue when trying to alter some records from app designer. It's not even always consistent..
I suspect its vista and PeopleTools, but also wasn't sure if it could be a sql2005 problem as i dont think that's supported either.

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Anonymous said...

I'm having the same issue with 8.49 on Vista and it's during the build script file for the PPLTLS84CUR project in App designer, so I'm stuck there also. If I try to build the script file to alter PSOPRDEFN from that project, sometimes it works and sometimes it gives out of memory error. But if I try to build the whole project (1757 records), it always gives me around 50 out of memory errors :( I have 4GB of RAM and I don't think it's really a memory issue. Someone who knows the solution for this?

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