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  • No CD problems loading network

    I have a network with a CDROM on the server. The other machines have floppies. How do I go about loading the five node version 4.5 on the other machines?

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    RE: No CD problems loading network

    Make sure the CDROM is shared on the server. Then each machine can access the CDROM drive and run the setup file.



    • #3
      RE: No CD problems loading network

      Copy the entire A5 cd onto your server, then run the setup program for A5 on hte server, from each of your workstations.
      ie create an apps directory in your main server and copy the cd to it. From each workstation do:
      double click the setup icon for the version you want to install on your workstation.


      • #4
        RE: No CD problems loading network

        Thanks I'll try this out tomorrow.


        • #5
          RE: No CD problems loading network

          I tried it but I get a message saying that odbc32.dll can't be found when I try to run the program. This happens on an NT workstation as well as the WIN 95 machines.


          • #6
            RE: No CD problems loading network

            Greg, search the message board for similar situations involving ODBC. If I recall correctly unless your app actually uses ODBC to connect with other external data sources the error message is inconsequential. Otherwise, you will of course have to install ODBC on each station that's going to use it. (Hope I've got that right!) -- tom


            • #7
              RE: No CD problems loading network

              The program refuses to run without it.


              • #8
                RE: No CD problems loading network

                Maybe this thread will help:


                (it's one long line, even though the message board may display it differently.)

                -- tom


                • #9
                  RE: No CD problems loading network


                  The install program tests for the existance of the windows file, not what's in it. If you are sure the file is not going to be used, you can create your own blank odbc32.dll file and plae it in the system directory.

                  A better method would be to search the computer for any copies of this file and include them. You might be able to find a copy of this fine on one of the install disks for Windows as an optional file. Some variety of the file should also be downloadable from the Microsoft web site too.