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new xp workstation

new xp workstation

new xp workstation

(OP)
Have just bought a new computer running windows xp. Am having trouble setting it up as a workstation. We are running great plains verion 9.1 (dos) on a Novell network. All network connections are good. can communicate from the server to the workstation and back with no problems. I know there must be a way to set an xp computer up as a workstation. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

RE: new xp workstation

(OP)
Still have not been able to set up this workstation. Am I the only one out there?

RE: new xp workstation

Can you even run that particular Great Plains version on Windows xp?

RE: new xp workstation

(OP)
I am trying to config the new computer as a workstation. configur works fine and finds the company directory, but when I launch gp, I see the welcome screen that says to press any key, then I get the following error.

16 bit msdos subsystem

d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe
The NTVMD.CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS00c3 IP:4bf0 OP:63 3a 5c 77 69 Choose close to terminate the application

RE: new xp workstation

I am not sure if this will work.  But on Windows XP you can run applications in backward compatibility mode.  Have you tried that.

In order to try that, just right click on the Great Plains executable file on your Xp machine and then click on properties.  You might see the Compatibility tab.  

You can try to alter the settings there and see if it works for you.

RE: new xp workstation

You are running Pervasive 2000i as your database? You need to run the GP application within a "btrbox". If you have access to CustomerSource look at document ID 20428.

RE: new xp workstation

(OP)
I was able to get it working. Here is how in case anyone else has my somewhat unique requirements.
I had to create a shortcut directly to c:\windows\system32\command.com. then set compatiblity for the shortcut to win95. I had to change the files line in the config.nt file to files=75. I had to rem the last two nwredir lines in the autoexec.nt. everything ran file and I have full (better and faster than before) access to all features of GP 9.1 dos. thank you for your help and replies.

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