Network instalation of office
At present I'm trying to install office so that I can run it from a network server and I'm coming up with a few problems.
What I would like to do is run office on Windows 95 clients from a Windows NT4.0 server. I've ran setup from my windows 98 client with the switch /A amd recieved no errors for the installation onto the server, when I run the setup program from the clien machines we get the option to install from server, however we have recieved an error saying that some shared files cannot be written to the server and will be installed locally this doesn't seem to cause a problem and the setup runs through successfully, however when we then try to run Word or Excel we get Ilegal operations and when we run Access we get the error can't start application the workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusivley by another user.
When you run setup, you are offered Custom and can then select which items and how they are installed. Select "Run all from Network". The setup files need to be on a mapped network drive.
Frankly, I would be selective about which to run from the network. I would install commonly-used apps like Word, Excel and Outlook locally.
BTW...if you're using DHCP, there may be inconsistencies in your network routing that could cause trouble.
Last edited by BipolarBill; 05-24-2002 at 11:29 AM.
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