Windows 2000 Server Network Shares limited with Win 2000 Pro Clients
Posted on 2003-11-25
I just ran into a problem in one of my clients network, let me give you some background:
Network is using a Win 2000 Server only as a file server (running active directory), all the clients have always been Win98 Machines. My client runs an administrative application programed in FoxPro with is availalable in a network share in the server so the clients can connect to it. The only thing that is needed to run the foxpro aplication in the clients is the visual foxpro runtime library.
This foxpro aplication is the one giving me problems, but only in win2k. let me explain.
I just upgraded one of the client machines to Windows 2000 Pro in order to restrict the user ability to install/remove programs, after getting the computer ready, I installed the foxpro runtime libraries, mapped the Admin App. network share to drive S:, then created the usual shotcut to the aplication's executable, I ran the aplication and it seemed to run fine. Today i got called in because they're experiencing problems with the foxpro aplication in the win2000 machine.
The program opens and seems to be functional, I mean, some of the forms and queries work, but when we click on ONE of the options (one that shows a calendar) I get an error saying "Ole 0x8002802b: Element not found".
I suspected it was maybe incompatibility with win2000, since all the computers running win98 run the app just fine. So I went right to the Win2k Server, intalled the Foxpro Runtimes and ran the app. from it, everything ran fine.
Now I'm puzzled, when the app is ran from win98 computers everything runs fine, when ran from win2000 I get the error. I went to the server and checked the "share" and it's "security", I set BOTH sharing and security to "everyone" with "FULL CONTROL", the problem persists =(
It seems to be that the network access to the share that the Win2000 Machine is getting is not "completely" "FULL CONTROL". I'm desperate. what can I do? why does this problem appear only in Win2k machines?
Thanks in Advance