Process Mode ABCDEF~1.EXE or Abcdefghijk.exe
Posted on 2008-06-23
We have a software application that is running on several hundred machines. There are several machines we have found it will not work on. An observation is that machines the software works correctly on the process appears in the list as ABCDEF~1.EXE; and on the machines it will not run on it appears in the process list as Abcdefghijk.exe. I believe it is choosing to run the process in 16 bit mode, and this is a possible clue to a resolve.
My question is this;
How does the operating system choose which mode it will run a given process in and, can an administrator force the operating system to run a process in a choosen mode?
I hope this solution will lead us toward finding a resolve to getting our software running on the few remaining machines.
Thank you in advance for your guidance.