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2009-10-30
2012-08-14
  • Mark Harsen
    Mark Harsen
    2009-10-30

    We've been running the old IBM Object Rexx on our main Networking web servers
    and frankly, we've been afraid to touch it because of the critical nature of
    the code. I've longed to upgrade it to 4.0 or even OOREXX 3.2, but we couldn't
    afford the downtime or risks.

    Now, however, we're rebuilding both servers on new machines running Windows
    2008 Server and, unfortunately, nothing REXX based (com objects or web pages)
    works at all. (Stand-alone OOREXX works fine thus far.) I don't think that
    OOREXX 4.0 has WSH support, but we have some critical com objects written in
    OREXX that I'm dying to move to OOREXX 4.0, so my first question is do you
    know when WSH support will be available for 4.0 and do you need any testers
    for 4.0 on 2008 Server?

    I'd be happy just to get the com objects working under 3.2 until 4.0 is ready,
    but all attempts to do so fail with "Unknown Error: Object Rexx"
    followed by a DLL installation failure code 0x80020101. If I change the
    language to anything other than "Object REXX" (which was valid for
    IBM's) I get an invalid language error.

    Secondly, do you know anything about running OOREXX 4.0 code under IIS as a
    Active Server Page (.asp)? Under 2003 Server, I simply included the line...

    < %@ Language="Object Rexx"% >

    ...(without spaces) as the first line of the .asp page, and I could code in
    OREXX. I can't get any such thing to work under Server 2008 and some have
    suggested that other things were changed to set this up. However, we were
    forced to rebuild the server a month or so back and the people doing backups
    didn't create one that could restore a running system. Therefore, we
    reinstalled all software, restored just the user data files, and all of my
    OREXX pages ran fine.

    I've tried IBM's old 2.x code, OOREXX 3.2, and OOREXX 4.0 to no avail. Can you
    please help or point me in the right direction! We're heavily dependent on
    REXX and I need to get OOREXX working for both .asp and com objects (WSH)
    soon!

    Best Regards, -Mark

    Mark.Harsen@MissouriState.Edu -

    417-836-4392