Make old exe files compatible with Windows 2012R2


We have several executable files that were developed among 2003-2004 with C++, in Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0. Neither the developers nor the source code is available by now. Till now, these programs have been run on a Windows 2003 Server environment, as windows services.

Now we would like to upgrade our Windows, thus we need these programs to run on Windows Server 2012R2 as well. To test, we defined a server for one of those executables and tried to start it. We get an error "Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."

We have the information this exe was written using .NET 1.1 framework, so we suspect the above error occurs because Windows Server 2012R2 does not support .NET 1.1 framework.

We tried to decompile the exe with Reflector and ILDASM but they could not be decompiled as we get "[url removed, login to view] has no valid CLR header and cannot be disassembled." error. It looks like the exe files are not managed type.

We need an expert to find a way making these programs work in Windows 2012 R2 environment. I don't know if it would be possible to "upgrade" the .NET framework the exe files use without decompiling it. Or any other alternative approach is also welcome as long as it gets working.

We will see if a practical solution can be provided by an expert here. Hence the budget. Otherwise we might eventually decide not to stick with the current programs and start developing totally in-house.


Квалификация: .NET, Программирование на C++, Windows Server

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Hi, please check my previous work, feedback and consider my bid. I would require the problem files to make a better time/price estimation. Regards, Dmitry

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Consider this as done...Please let me know if you are ok with with me....and if you have any problems or questions then please feel free to ask Thanks and Regards, Benjamin Joseph

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VS 6.0 doesn't support .NET at all. So your service is likely a native app. .......................

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Hello, impletech! It sounds like an interesting challenge and very good fit. I have great experience with reverse engineering, so it will be done in a very professional way. Please share your files let me know wh Больше

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Hello, I am an expert in decompiling .net binaries. Please send me the target files and I will let you know what I can do. Best regards, Dragomir goranov

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What was the service supposed to do ? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Hi, I have a few ideas on how to potentially get those executables running, having done something similar in the past. Given the age of the binaries of course I can't provide a 100% guarantee without more investi Больше

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I am a certified Windows engineer and i also create own programs in Visual Studio. I want to take a look for you if i am able to get your program to work in Windows 2012.

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Hi, We have an experienced .net development group who can write the software for you in 2012 R2. Please reply so that we can discuss and start the work asap. Thanks, Techwizzard

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