The whole time I had been logged on as an administrator. I am the only user
of the computer and my default account is administrative in nature. So, when
AutoPlay fails or I close its dialog, I open the CD image and double-click
the Setup file. There are only a few files and setup is the only logical one
that performs the installation process. However, I just get the same message
I doubt this little program provides any specific mechanism to be controlled
or launched remotely. A little more details than I gave before: I run a
number of MSAccess databases. Each database, after doing her magic with the
data contained, exports the data to a text file and then uses Shell or
ShellExecute to launch this program that we are talking about, then from
Access, I detect the presence of the new window with API calls and use its
menu system to get the window to act on the exported file. Of course, that
was the scenario before I got Vista. So, basically, all I have is the path to
this program's executable. It takes no arguments. Armed with just that, is
there a way to send a file's path from one computer to another on the same
network? Actually, if you could tell me how to send any old piece of
information over a network, I should be able to figure out from there how to
detect the presence of it on the receiving computer and do what I need to do
upon its arrival.
"Mark Rae [MVP]" wrote:
> "JonWayn" <JonWayn@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> [please don't top-post]
> > Thanks for the reply. Here is further information pursuant to the
> > questions
> > you asked:
> > * The error I get when I try to install the program goes as follows: The
> >> What error messages are you getting?
> > version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're
> > running. Check your computer system's information to see whether you need
> > an
> > x86 (32 bit) or x64 (64 bit) version of the program and then contact the
> > provider.
> Ah, but that's not what you reported! You said that Vista was refusing to
> install the app - in fact, it's the app's installer that is refusing to
> install itself on your version of Vista. That may sound pedantic, but the
> two scenarios are not the same thing at all...
> > * I put a CD into the drive and click OK on the AutoPlay dialog. Then the
> >> How are you trying to install it?
> > message pops up
> So what happens when you cancel AutoPlay and try to install the app as
> > I was aware that a VM is not very different from a real computer
> A VM *IS* a real computer - this is absolutely fundamental. The fact that it
> is made of software and not hardware is completely irrelevant.
> > I am not a network savvy person and have never known how a client asks a
> > server to
> > run a program residing on the server. So, that is my main concern here.
> > How do I get
> > the host to signal the guest to start a program?
> Again, without wishing to be dismissive, the same way as you would get one
> physical machine to start a program on another physical machine - nothing to
> do with Virtual PC per se. How you will *actually* go about doing this will
> depend on what the remote process is, whether it provides any sort of
> interface for remote launch, whether it runs as a service etc... E.g. if SQL
> Server stops running on a remote server, it's possible for an administrator
> to start it up again remotely - but only because SQL Server provides a
> mechanism for this sort of remote control...
> Mark Rae
> ASP.NET MVP