dm Server 1.0.1 refuses to start on Windows 2000
I have a SpringSource dm Server 1.0.0 test installation successfully running on a Windows 2000 SP4 desktop with JDK 1.5.0_06.
I just tried to install SpringSource dm Server 1.0.1 alongside it, but without success. I extracted the ZIP, updated the SERVER_HOME environment variable, opened new Command Prompt windows and from the directory below, I launched bin\startup.bat
The output I got was "The input line is too long". I moved the installation folder to the root and renamed it to C:\dm, updated the SERVER_HOME variable, opened new Command Prompt windows again, but the error remains.
Anyone else with this problem? Does anyone know how to resolve this?
Please keep Windows 2000 supported.
A Windows upgrade is not possible. Like in many large corporations, the workstations are maintained by the IS department and many of these departments who installed Windows 2000 skipped XP and waited/are waiting for Vista to become stable. The IS department of the company I am working for now is preparing a Vista rollout, but this can still take some months.
As a freelance consultant, I worked for 3 customers that took this upgrade path. With still so much Windows 2000 installations in place, I would like SpringSource to reconsider and keep Windows 2000 on the list of officially supported Windows versions for at least until the end of 2009.