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I clicked on .exe file and got the message that it is not a valid NT application?  What steps or issues to consider if I still want to find a way to run the application.  I use NT 4 (service pack 5).
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by:oldgreyguy
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what is the name of the program?
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by:jpawlow
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I don't think the name of the program is critical to know.  This is a application of program file, that I need to run the setup.
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by:MaDdUCK
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did you download it from somewhere? maybe it was an incomplete transfer and the checksum failed. can you send it to me: madduck@madduck.net so i can examine it?
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by:jpawlow
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For MaDduck

In the event of an incomplete transfer and the checksum failed, I downloaded the file again and it installed properly.  It was a NT and Win 95 file.  What's your single best NT web site or book geared to a workstation user as opposed to a network administrator.
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by:MaDdUCK
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so you solved the problem?

book about nt...as a user. difficult. depends on whether you want to be using it only, or whether you are also interested in configuration. depends on how much detail you want...

this one is for mcse, but i found it very thorough and comprehensive even to a user:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1562059181/002-9145794-9224267
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by:jpawlow
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Books seems daunting, 600+ pages!!!!. Can you suggest web sites that have useful tips, tutorial, guide for NT? After this question, you get my grade an points.
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MaDdUCK earned 50 total points
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www.sysinternals.com has indepth information but not really for a user.

www.jsiinc.com has registry hacks and configuration tips.

www.windowsnt.com and www.winnt.com have some articles on nt.

i doubt you'll find an introductory how to use nt book on the web, although you might want to try www.mcp.com.

i really suggest the book though for it is an easy read! or pick up one of the wkst books from sybex or new riders in a book store - they will do (no mcse titles then!)
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Answers on target and comments reflect expert knowledge!
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by:carmine
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Duh.  A whole five points, and no answer!

MaDdUCK, good to see you back in the group. Any ideas how to get a W2K executable to run under NT4?  It gives the error message that started this thread.

Mark
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by:jpawlow
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MaDdUCK, sorry that you only got 5 points. I attempted to change the default of 50 points to 30, but it did not register.  Any suggestions on how to correct this? I may have to contact the Help Desk.

Carmine, I did get my file to run ok.  So I thought my question was answered.
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by:carmine
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PAQs are available for one tenth of the value originally associated with the question so MaDdUCK did get 50 pts.

Sorry missed the bit about re-downloading.


Regards
Mark
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by:MaDdUCK
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yup, it's all good. i am glad i was able to help.

carmine: i am an active opposer to w2k:
http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2436920,00.html?chkpt=zdnn021400

so i don't think i can help you there. i don't think that w2k and nt4 are different in coding, so the only reason why a w2k exe won't run on nt4 is because it uses w2k extensions such as active directory services, mmc extensions, ntfs 5, and other changes which are not supported in nt4. which app are you talking about?
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by:carmine
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The program is DUMPCFG from the W2K RK.  I think the problem is that the Subsystem Version is set to 5.0 rather than 4.0 (from view dependencies), but I'm no programmer :(

This util looks at disk information nad understands basic disks (read NT4 disks) so I thought you should be able to get it to run under NT4.

Do you want to take this out of jpawlows thread?

Mark
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by:MaDdUCK
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I don't think you'll succeed on w2k...
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by:jpawlow
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Carmine and MaDdUCK

Since I got an answer, I think it would be best if Carmine post a w2k... question.  MaDdUCK if you didn't get the
50 points, post a comment and I'll follow-up with the help desk.  Thanks!
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by:MaDdUCK
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got the points...thanks. carmine...let me know if you have a new question on this: madduck@madduck.net
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