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Windows 7: Compatibility Mode on a Network Drive App

27 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Pro
Compatibility Mode on a Network Drive App

I have an application that runs on a network drive so users can access it from different locations. We have recently added a Windows 7 system, and know when the application is installed locally, it needs to run in XP Compatibility mode. However, I am looking for a way to set this compatibility mode on the network drive install for my Windows 7 user.

So, is there a way to change the compatibility mode of an application running off a network drive? Or does the application have to be on the local harddrive?


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24 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Did you ever find an answer to this? I fear I am now faced with the same scenario.
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24 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 64-bit Pro

I wish I could say I have a definite answer, but what I found out is the answer is looking more and more like a not possible.

I believe I had found some information at one time that talks about compatibility mode only being able to be used on physical drives on the PC. I have been able to find other ways to work around this problem.

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24 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks for your reply. I was able to find a work around as well by creating a .bat file that would then launch the network shared app. Then I was able to right-click the .bat file and set it to launch in Windows XP compatibility mode.
My batch file looks like:
@echo off
start Z:\app.exe
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