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Can't run applications over network?
lesbentley Aug-10-01 04:03 PM
I am building a peer to peer network of 5 PC's all running Win98 SE.

At the moment I have 2 PC's networked and am able to share data files, printer, and some simple applications such as WordPad, but I can't run any of the MS Office 2000 applications such as Winword or Publisher from PC#1 on PC#2, I get an error message saying "Microsoft office
The application must be installed to run. Please run setup from the location where you originally installed the application".

Q: Should I be able to run these applications - which are installed on PC#1 - on PC#2, if so how? If not why can I run some applications and not others?

Thanks to the How To articles on this site I now have a network, but would appreciate some information on how to use it, any links to more information on how to use a network, passwords, file sharing, etc, would be appreciated.

Regards, Les.

2. RE: Can't run applications over network?
lbyard Aug-10-01 05:27 PM
In response to message 0
You will find that running the apps over the network will be slow and will probably congest the network. I would install all applications on local drives and share only the data. See MS KB Article ID: Q284273, OFF2000: How to Deploy Office over a Network, at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q284/2/73.asp? for an admin install. Larry

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