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Old 08-29-02, 09:45 AM
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LAN program sharing?

I just set up a small network and wondered if there is an easy way to share programs on different machines?

It's just 4 computers all running windows 98. Some programs work fine when accessed from another machine however some just start spitting out errors.

Any ideas would be much appreciated
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Old 08-29-02, 02:31 PM
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what exactly do you mean by sharing programs? do you mean as a server/client setup?? or are you trying to run the executable for a program from one computer on another across the network?

if that's the case, in most cases, it won't work. many programs require dll's and ini files and such to operate. these need to be on the machines that are running the program.

a little more info is needed....

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Old 08-29-02, 03:31 PM
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Well if you are trying to run programs that reside on one PC from other PCs in the network, the PC with the programs needs to be configured as an application server running application server software like MS Application Server.
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Old 08-30-02, 01:27 PM
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I want to run executables residing on one pc from another pc. Looks like I am outa luck. I'll just install the software on each pc.

Thanks for the help.
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