Ok, I'll say how I do it, but it's not the best way at all, really not.
I download the two versions (32x & 64x) which I decompress in each in a
For the 64x version, after stopping the FB4 service, I copy the whole
folder without the .conf or security4.fdb in the FB4 installation
folder and restart the service.
The 32x version only serves as a container for IBExpert which I
configured to take the default fbclient.dll in it.
Since you used the installer for the 1436, you need to replace the dll
fbclient and gds32 in the folder system32 / wow64 because the version
1436 is not compatible with the 1817.
PS: sometimes, there are changes in the configuration files and it is
preferable, from time to time, to make a windiff or other :-).
PS2: I also load the linux version
have the latest version of firebird.pas
Norbert Saint Georges
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