is not a valid win32 application when files attempted to open from network

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I have a new environment where i don't allow users to store files locally.  when they attempt to right click a file out on the network and choose "Open With > ProgramABC" it says that the application is not a valid win32 app.  This application when loaded locally and accessing local files works fine.  

What should I configure?

WinXP Pro/AD Domain
Question by:dlabbadia01
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    Expert Comment

    What file types? Microsoft file types shouldn't exhibit this behavior.

    Author Comment

    A program called Askia.  It's a tables software program for statistics.  Do you think it would help if Askia was installed where the actual files were located?
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    Expert Comment

    It should be sufficient that the program is installed on the PC from which the user is trying to open it. If that's not working, I would try to install Askia to the location where the files reside, yes.

    Accepted Solution

    I just had to go into Folder Options and associate the file extension with the proper program.  

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