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      10-23-2006
I have a Windows Server 2003 64-bit edition server being uses as a terminal
server. We have one application that we use heavily through out the
facility. There is an issue when that program calls another program and
tries to launch it. It will look to the "C:\Program Files" directory for
this 32-bit app and of course it is installed in "C:\Program Files (x86)".
Is there any way around this without waiting for the programmers to put out
a release that will look to the correct location?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,
Matt


 
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Steve Foster [SBS MVP]
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      10-23-2006
MB wrote:

>I have a Windows Server 2003 64-bit edition server being uses as a
>terminal server. We have one application that we use heavily through out
>the facility. There is an issue when that program calls another program
>and tries to launch it. It will look to the "C:\Program Files" directory
>for this 32-bit app and of course it is installed in "C:\Program Files
>(x86)". Is there any way around this without waiting for the programmers
>to put out a release that will look to the correct location?


Try a junction point in the C:\Program Files folder to the real folder in
C:\Program Files (x86).

Worked nicely to keep Office shortcuts consistent for one of my customers
using both 32-bit and 64-bit TS and roaming profiles.

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      10-24-2006
That seems to be working perfectly! That was exactly what I needed!! Thanks.

Just for anyone else's information. Download the Windows Server 2003
Resource Kit and install. Run the linkd program with the following syntax:

linkd <directory where you want the link to reside> <directory you want to
link to>

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> Try a junction point in the C:\Program Files folder to the real folder in
> C:\Program Files (x86).
>
> Worked nicely to keep Office shortcuts consistent for one of my customers
> using both 32-bit and 64-bit TS and roaming profiles.
>



 
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      10-24-2006
MB wrote:

>That seems to be working perfectly! That was exactly what I needed!!
>Thanks.
>
>Just for anyone else's information. Download the Windows Server 2003
>Resource Kit and install. Run the linkd program with the following syntax:


I usually use junction.exe from sysinternals.

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