Vantage 6.1 / XP 64-Bit OS

Thanks for the post Jim. I did do a search of the group before posting...honest. Probably an issue with the "-" between 64 and bit.

Vantage works great now, but I was not able to get the help file working. I used the 64-bit reg edit that you included, maybe I'm missing something. Any thoughts?

Worst case, this user can live without the help files. But this limitation may sway my recommendation to the CEO for a new workstation.

Thanks again for your help.


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Hi All,

Does anyone out there run Vantage 6.1 on XP 64-Bit OS? Works great on a W7 64-Bit in XP mode, but I can't get it to install on the XP.

Tech support is not helpful.

TIA for any thoughts,

As far as I know vantage 6.1 will not run in 64bit. The reason why (I think) it works in 7 64bit is because when you run virtual xp in 7 its not really 64bit.

Hope this helps.

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The Vantage client 4.x and above will run fine on a 64 bit system.

Copied from a previous post (you will need to make the necessary changes for your version of Vantage and your environment):

This ended up working great, I now have Vantage 6.1 working perfectly in Windows 7 RC1 x64. In case anyone was wondering the correct line to add to the services file for 6.1 is:

mfgsys61 6100/tcp

After the steps listed below and the addition of this line all I had to do was associate .mfg files with V:\mfgsys61\db\Mfg.exe

Hope this helps someone else out there.
Jim & everyone else thank you again.
FYI - we have been running Vantage on 64 bit clients since Windows XP x64 and Vantage 5.0, other than the manual install we have had no issues. This includes Vista Business, Enterprise, Windows 7 beta and RC.

Below is an old posting for 5.0 just need to change everything for 6.1.
Did you edit the services file? No shortcuts - copy from another machine or create a shortcut to the .mfg files you need.
Example: "V:\VANTAGE\Mfg.exe V:\VANTAGE\Vantage.MFG"

Here is what we do:

Vantage Drive = V

Run V:\Progress\netsetup\setup.exe

Run V:\Vantage\OCX\InstOcx.exe

Edit C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\services (for example: Epic50 2500/tcp) You can find the service in the vantage.vtg (for 6.1 vantage.mfg) file, connections= -S "xxxxx", 2500 is the default port for 5.0, tcp is the protocol.

The services file needs Local Admin rights or Explicit user Rights (Domain Admin will not work - although Domain Admin can change the rights).

For Vantage Help:

For Vantage help on Windows Vista we did not have to turn off any security settings. But we did have to add some registry settings. You can copy and paste the following text into a text file and name it something like vant32hlp.reg. Then you can either double click on it to install or add it to a script.

Vista 32 bit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



Vista 64 bit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




For the older versions of Vantage we had to use the 32bit ODBC Data Source administrator located in: C:\Windows\SysWow64\odbcad32.exe. This is not the same one in "Administrative Tools".


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