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OK, I have several VMs with different versions of MBPM for testing various features and new releases. Recently, my 9.1.3.6 Designer failed. I uninstalled iand re-installed. no joy. As these are VMs, I just created a new one, installed, and all is good.

Just today, my 9.1.3.3 system did exactly the same thing. Screenshot attached.

Has anyone else had this prblem? It is likely not environment-related, as I am using an identical environment in my VMs, it has happened in two so far, and I do not update these at all. They are using Windows XP SP3.

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Just had my third trashed install now. This time with 9.3.0.1. Am I really the only one who has this problem?
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Did you have the report generator installed or any other add-ins while upgrading to a newer version?
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No add-ins at all, apart from the one it installs itself (Process Activator?)

Everything works fine for weeks, then one day it all goes pear-shaped and the Designer cannot open again. No updates are made (as we keep each version entirely separate), and no OS updates are allowed (as they are unpredictable).

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We've never had this issue. We have the designer on Windows 7 PCs and also on Windows Server 2008 R2 VM servers. Are all your VMs Windows XP? Maybe it's XP-specific?

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I've never encountered this either while running designer on VMs - but have never tried designer+XP.

Wondering if 64 bit/32 bit has anything to do with it...I always thought designer runs on 64 bit, and XP is generically 32 bit (unless you special order the 64bit)

Also - are your databases on the VM too, or do the VMs connect to a remote DB on the host or a separate VM ? 
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It may well be XP related, or even 32-bit related. The databases are always on the same VM, just to make it more portable.

I have a nasty suspicion that it is to do with setting the templates directory to a network location rather than a local directory. We do this was we have a shared set of templates. I recall setting these, three times, and it has died three times.

I will try it out on a copy when I have time. It's a good job I upgraded to a 500GB SSD, as these VMs get huge, and I seem to be using a great deal of them.

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