Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Delphi 7 cgi on 64 bit

Delphi 7 cgi on 64 bit

Delphi 7 cgi on 64 bit

Hi. I have been running a cgi program, created with Delphi 7 on a 32 bit PC, on a 32 bit Apache web server for several years. I am now looking at moving it all to a new server and a simple question; is there any reason why the cgi program will not run on a 64 bit Windows Server 2012? Best to get that basic question out of the way before going further.


RE: Delphi 7 cgi on 64 bit

I don't see why that would be a problem.
32 bit applications are supported on 64 bit OS.
It's all about IIS configuration really...


Helping people is my job...

RE: Delphi 7 cgi on 64 bit

Thanks for the reply. This might seem a silly question but if I am running Apache web server, does this involve IIS? I assumed it wouldn't. Tim

RE: Delphi 7 cgi on 64 bit

Ah sorry, didn't see the Apache part :)
My answer is still correct, so no worries ....

Helping people is my job...

RE: Delphi 7 cgi on 64 bit

The only other thing you might check outside of whosrdaddy's good answer is how the CGI program (really a text program with special rules) behaves on the new OS. Especially with the 64-bit OSes, Microsoft has been "removing features" (I have things that worked perfectly on 8.1 32-bit that don't work well at all on the 64-bit version for this reason or that when I transitioned) in a number of ways. Also, they haven't been too consistent with keeping bugs out or fixing them. For instance, FAQ102-7109: Turbo Pascal Compatibility: CRT contains a text driver that switches the color to black before CR/LF because of the "ribboning" of color out to the edge of the screen (a bug) that was introduced as of Windows XP SP3.

Anyhow, just try to fire up the program on the new OS and be sure it still takes input and writes output as was expected on your original OS.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close