Cobol application not working under Windows 2000
Posted on 2002-05-01
I have a legacy COBOL accounting application that was in use from 1993 to 1998 or so. The application is no longer in use for current data, but my users still need to access it to look up old data.
Users that are using Windows 98 are able to use this application. However, we are planning a migration to Windows 2000 on the desktop. When a Windows 2000 user tries to access this program, they are presented with this error on startup:
Cobol run time library not installed
As far as I can tell, there is no 'installation program' to set this up, it's just an old-style dos executable. I am unable to determine the version of COBOL that it us using, except that the COBOL files are located in a directory named 'COBR3161'.
The company that made this software no longer supports it. Any ideas?