Starting the PowerBuilder Installer

The PowerBuilder Installer executable (PowerBuilderInstaller_bootstrapper.exe) should be available in your download directory after it is downloaded.

  1. Double click PowerBuilderInstaller_bootstrapper.exe to start the PowerBuilder Installer (you must have administrator privileges to run the installer).

  2. Select to agree to the license terms and click Continue.

  3. Click Install under PowerBuilder 2019 R3 Beta.

    For those who prefer to use the traditional offline installer, s/he can select Download Offline Installer and then select the programs and components s/he wants to download. This will download the offline installer.

    For those who want to upgrade the program, s/he can click Update and then select the EBF or MR package for the program s/he wants to upgrade.

  4. Select the program(s) you want to install from the Programs tab.

    PowerBuilder Installer will also check if the prerequisites have been installed; if not installed, a warning message (and installation instructions if any) will be displayed on the right of page.

    If you want to install PowerBuilder IDE and PowerBuilder Runtime sequentially one by one, make sure that PowerBuilder Runtime is installed before PowerBuilder IDE.

    PowerClient App Publisher should be installed to the Web server, for providing publishing services for the PowerClient C/S application.

    If you want to install SnapDevelop, .NET DataStore, and PowerScript Migrator, you should follow the installation instructions in Installation Guide for SnapDevelop.


    PowerBuilder 2019 R3 Beta should work with the existing version 2020 of PowerServer (PB Edition), PowerServer Toolkit, PowerServer Help, and PowerServer Web Component after you apply an update for PowerServer Toolkit:

    Download and unzip ( to get the updated eondwsql190.exe and place it to %Appeon%\PowerServer 2020\Toolkit (back up the old eondwsql190.exe just in case); and then restart PowerBuilder using the "Run as administrator" option.

  5. Based on the program(s) you selected, the available components will be shown in the Components tab. Select the components you want to install.

    The required components or prerequisites are automatically selected and cannot be de-selected. The installed components/prerequisites will still be listed but cannot be selected (the selection box is greyed out).

  6. In the Locations tab, use the default download location and installation location or specify where you want the program(s) to be downloaded and installed.

  7. In the Additional Options tab, specify a PostgreSQL or SQL Anywhere engine for running the PowerBuilder demo database.

    If you specify the PostgreSQL engine, make sure both the PostgreSQL client (included in Command Line Tools) and PostgreSQL ODBC driver are installed.

  8. If you have selected PowerServer (PB Edition) in the Programs tab, you should also specify the following settings in the Additional Options tab.

    • specify the IIS website where PowerServer will be installed

    • select whether to install the the demo application

    • specify a PostgreSQL or SQL Anywhere engine for running the demo database

    • specify the login user name and password for AEM

  9. Click Install to begin the installation.

  10. When installation is complete, read the status message carefully to make sure installation is successful, and then click Restart Now to restart the machine immediately or click Restart Later to manually restart the machine later.