FRX client on Server 2008

I am trying to install FRX 6.7 on my new Server 2008 x86 terminal server.  I have had FRX in my organization for several years and am familiar with the install process.  I can install it just fine on a Server 2003 machine, but when I install it on Server 2008, I receive the error shown in the picture.  I have checked the location of the SysData directory.  I have full control of the directory - both share permissions and NTFS.  Why does Server 2008 not like networked drives?  I get the error when I launch the Report Designer - a module that we have owned for many years.
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Steve EndowMicrosoft MVP - Dynamics GPCommented:
Hi,

My guess is that the error is caused by UAC on Server 2008.

A quick test is to try and run FRx as Administrator (right click on shortcut, select Run as Administrator).

Another option is to try disabling UAC, but I believe that requires the server to be rebooted.

Another option is to try and install FRx outside of the Program Files directory, such as C:\FRx.

Let me know if any of those work.

Thanks,

Steve Endow
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steveoskhCommented:
32 or 64 bit on the server?  
Posting from Microsoft
"We will not be supporting FRx 6.7 on any 64-bit version of Windows (this includes XP, 2003, Vista, and 2008). There are multiple reasons for this, but the main ones are 1) FRx is primarily written in VB6, which should work, but isn’t fully supported in an x64 environment; 2) most importantly, FRx 6.7 must run as a 32-bit process, but it interoperates with other code that can’t be loaded into a 32-bit process on an x64 machine."

One of the reasons FRx is being discontinued.
Check this blog and the posting by Jeff  http://victoriayudin.com/2009/02/03/why-support-only-part-of-a-solution-on-sql-server-2008/
Steve EndowMicrosoft MVP - Dynamics GPCommented:
@steveoskh:

The original post stated x86, so this is not a 64-bit issue.

Thanks,

Steve Endow
Dynamics GP Certified Trainer
Dynamics GP Certified Professional


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steveoskhCommented:
Thank you, right after I posted I realized that you are the top poster for GP and I linked to the blog of the second highest, victoria_y.   Should have sat on  my hands on that one.
marrjAuthor Commented:
Well, thank you both for your suggestions.  I tried all of them with no success.  What did work was giving myself and all users who need to use FRX ownership to the directory FRX installed under.  Strange feature of Server 2008 I guess.
marrjAuthor Commented:
Sorry, failed to mention that FRX users did not need ownership of the network share where the SysData directory, only the install directory.

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