Some Central instances do not start on Windows 2008

With Central on Windows 2008, if you have multiple instances installed and start Central, some instances will fail to start quoting “open of table (….\JFXXX.TMP) failed”

The Central service in the Windows Services is started, but only some of the instances are running. No specific instance consistently starts or fails, it is random.

This is due to Windows TMP file creation APIs, which changed slightly in Windows 2008. For this reason, any version prior to Central 5.7 is likely to be affected on Windows 2008 (32 and 64 bit) when multiple instances are present.

A patch for Central 5.7 can be obtained from Adobe’s Enterprise Support – you can find their contact details from your Support Agreement.