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Sharing software over the Network
jjdlee Oct-01-00 03:01 AM
How do you set up a network of 2 computers so that one computer without the actual software on its hard drive can run programs that are on the other computers hard drive?

1. RE: Sharing software over the Network
lbyard Oct-01-00 04:17 PM
In response to message 0
Normally you wouldn't want to do this because modern applications will load slowly over a network and congest the network more than necessary. However, it is relatively easy with some programs. Just copy the shortcut from the computer on which the program is installed to the computer you want to run it on (the client) and modify the shortcut to point to the shared network drive. Shortcuts are located in C:\windows\Start Menu and its subdirectories. Copy it from the subdirectory on the computer with the program to the same subdirectory on the client. Then Click Start, Settings, Taskbar and Start Menu, Advanced tab, and Advanced button (or something like that; I have Win Me running at present). Find the shortcut, right click, select properties, Program, and change the drive in the Cmd line and Working directory boxes. This may not work with more complex programs. There are other tricks… Larry

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