We have a small office running Windows 2008 SBS. We have replaced some of the old XP Pro computers on the network with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit work stations. Now 4 WIndows 7 Pro and 4 XP Pro workstaions on the network for total of 8 copmuters and the 2008 SBS server
We are a CPA firm but also do payroll processing locally for about 100 companies as a service much like ADP, Paychex etc but small and local.
We need to run XP Mode as the payroll processing software that we use is an old DOS, yes DOS based application. The software company still has not fully rolled out thier Windows app. And no we can't just use Quickbooks payroll etc as this is a farily high end all be it old payroll processing app. At some point we will move to their Windows version but there is no upgarde path so it is like switching products and that is a huge task. SO they have us !
We need XP Mode since there are old base memeory requirements and capture commands for printing and environmental settings that we need set. A real pain.
My issue is that I setup XP Mode on the Dell Optiplex WIn7 Pro computer while logged in as one of the accoutants/users to the network. I then figured out how to configure the XP Mode OS with all the crazy settings for the DOS app and even get it full screen witch the developer didnt know how to do and said couldn't be done. It works fine. The program seems to run fine and print etc
But now i realize that the computer is to be used by two other staff memebers who need to log in to the network and the WIn 7 computer as thier own user name etc. When i log in as a differnet person the XP Mode that is setup is brand new and does not have the DOS app and all the configuration for it since it was setup under a differnet user login i assume.
IS there a way to setup the XP Mode one time and the DOS app in XP Mode and have all users who log into that computer be able to use the XP Mode and the DOS app without setting up XP Mode and the DOS app and all those crazy settings for ever one of the users??
We have 3 other Win 7 Pro workstations that will need to have the DOS app in XP Mode and have different users log in. So setting it up over and over many times is a pain
I just am not sure how XP Mode is actually working in background etc. Can there be one XP Mode and appictaon and setting sfor all users?