PCMark Vantage and Server 2008

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    • #43146

      My current goal is to try and figure out how to get PCMark Vantage (http://www.futuremark.com/products/pcmarkvantage/) to run in Server 2008 (64 bit). Both PCMark Vantage and 3DMark Vantage “require” Vista but 3DMark Vantage will run in Server 2008 (64 bit). Thus, I figure why shouldn’t PCMark Vantage also run. 😛

      PCMark Vantage (both 32 and 64 bit) will load just fine but it will disable the benchmark option because it doesn’t detect Vista. I’m guessing this can be overcome by tweaking one or all of the ProductOptions, Control and CurrentVersion registry keys.

      If anyone beats me to a fix or already has one please feel free to share it! :mrgreen:

      Thanks.

    • #46443

      This question is of great interest to me. Is there anyone who has a work round or a solution as yet?

      Would this link be of any use in making changes to the actual application ?

      http://knowledge.macrovision.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=Q107066&sliceId=

    • #46442

      Thats strange.
      I downloaded 3d mark vantage few days ago and i ran the benchmarks without any problem at all!
      I was able to change options, resolutions, compare my scores online etc.

    • #46444

      @sawo wrote:

      Thats strange.
      I downloaded 3d mark vantage few days ago and i ran the benchmarks without any problem at all!
      I was able to change options, resolutions, compare my scores online etc.

      PCMark not 3DMark. 😉 3DMark runs fine for the most part.

    • #46445

      You said that 3d mark require vista and will run only on x64, but i use x86.

    • #46446

      @sawo wrote:

      You said that 3d mark require vista and will run only on x64, but i use x86.

      I said both require Vista. I did not say they will run only on x64, just that I run x64.

    • #46447

      Getting back to my reply 😀 to the original post. Has there been any progress forward here? If not then it looks like a trimmed down Vista is going to have to do.

    • #46448

      Well personally i dont care for pc mark because this test is not used very often, but i looked into registry and stuff and it looks like the program uses ver.dll to get the information.I have some ideas on how to cheat the file to think you have vista and i will get back when i have more information on this.
      Btw trimmed down vista still has 30% slower memory management so thats not the way to go 🙂

    • #46449
      Arris
      Moderator

      OK, here is how to get PCMark Vantage v1.0.0.0 working.

      1. Download PCMark_Vantage_v100_nov07_vista_installer.exe from http://www.futuremark.com/download/pcmarkvantage/

      2. To get the 32bit version working in Windows Server 2008, open C:Program Files (x86)FuturemarkPCMark VantagebinPCMark.exe with a Hex Editor like Hex Workshop, and in the menu Edit click Replace.
      Find:

      752F8B96D4

      Replace with:

      E92C000000

      3. Click Replace when a occurence is found, and Save the file afterwards.
      4. Run the application and do your benchmarks!

      I haven’t looked at the x64 edition yet, but tell me if you need it and I’ll take a look at it. :geek:

    • #46450

      Ok i made a patch for server 2008 – just open the file and click the patch button – it will automatically patch PCMark.exe
      I haven’t tested it with x64 so test on own risk (make backup of PCMark.exe before patching).

    • #46451
      Arris
      Moderator

      Nice looking patcher! 😉 The problem I have in 2008 Server x64 is that it says System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path ‘C:Program Files (x86)FuturemarkPCMark VantagebinPCMark.exe’ is denied.. I am running the patch as Administrator; I tried to move patch & executable to an other location/harddisk and started the patch from a cmd.exe window, but in all cases still the same error… 😕

      Any idea what this could be?

    • #46452

      The problem was caused by the file attributes – the file is read-only by default, but i haven’t noticed that at first.
      The issue is now fixed – the patch automatically removes the read-only attribute. You can redownload the file or you can manually remove the read-only flag in the file properties and use the old one 🙂

    • #46453

      so vantage score is better in server :)?

    • #46454

      Probably thats the reason why futuremark made the test not to run on server 😛

    • #46455

      Thank you sawo for the patch. May I share it with my team mates?

    • #46456

      Ofcourse, you can share it as much as you want 🙂

    • #46457

      Due to request, version 1.1 is released – now with 64bit support!
      Grab it from Here !

    • #46458

      I got it running under win 2008 server x64 but I dont get all the options/tests. Any ideas on how to get all the options/tests to work?
      Thanks,
      taco

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