Windows 2003 Server - 16-bit app help...

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  1. cmsurfer

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    I'm trying to update our payroll software at work and moving it from a W2k server to a W2k3 server.

    I have the new version and the setup.exe is a 16-bit install file. When I double click on the file, I can't get the setup to load. If I open up task manager, I see ntvdm.exe and wowexec.exe just sitting there doing nothing.

    I played around with the compatibility mode stuff, but no luck.

    I called up their tech support and they confirmed the version I have will run on Windows 2003.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Just a WAG, try running it from the command prompt to see what it's doing.
     
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    And try copying the install files to the hard drive first.
     
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    The files were originally downloaded from an FTP site. I received the software today and had the same issue with the CD.

    Either way, I was able to work around it. The software needed a mapped network drive, so I was able to run the install program from a Windows 2000 server.

    It still bugs me why it wouldn't work on 2003 though...
     
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    Might be hardware specific then - drivers are the biggest change in W2K3 - it's still NT at its heart.
     

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