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    If you want to network a5 on 2 machines, do you have to have the same windows on each machine? otehrwise what would happen?



  • #2
    RE: network win98/me

    Your question is a little unclear, but here is what I think you are asking:

    Hypothetically, you have two machines, one is Win98, the other Win2K. Can you use a data source stored on one machine from the other?

    The answer is, this will work...there should be no issues with different versions of windows.
    Aaron Brown
    Alpha Software Development Team


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      RE: network win98/me


      we have two machines. we have networked them but one is win98 one is win2000. now some of the reports and letters i have designed on the win2000 machine come up with the error messages 'variable mismatch' and 'relation corrupt'?

      Any ideas?




      • #4
        RE: network win98/me

        I'd need to see the data, but Alpha Five doesn't care what Windows OS it is running under.

        Are you using network optimize?
        Aaron Brown
        Alpha Software Development Team


        • #5
          RE: network win98/me

          i have seen network optimise. what changes could i make in there to see if i can retrieve the old report/letter formats as they were?




          • #6
            RE: network win98/me

            Read in the manual and do a search on the message board about network optimize. It has been covered quite a bit. Basically, it allows one machine to act as a server and the clients cache some of the data.
            Aaron Brown
            Alpha Software Development Team


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              RE: network win98/me

              Thanks Aaron.



              • #8
                RE: network win98/me

                I work in a college environment where there are more than 5000 machines not all of which, I hasten to add, run A5. But many hundreds do run A5 (the version 4.5 runtime, actually) because I did an internal phone directory application which is available to users over the network.

                We have had no issues tracable to the variety of operating systems on the client machines simultaneously accessing this application.

                The application runs shadowed and network optimized.

                Bill Hanigsberg


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                  RE: network win98/me

                  I have a test network with WinME, Win98 and WinXp to test configurations and have only run into one problem, and that is with a Win98 machine that was originally a Win95 upgraded to Win98. The problem is minor, and only exists in that particular version of Win98. Win98 SE, which is much more common, works fine. Mixing and matching operating systems should not be a problem.



                  • #10
                    RE: network win98/me

                    >>Mixing and matching operating systems should not be a problem.