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    EXE Problem

    Hello everyone

    Seems we have a problem with one of our 2003R2 Servers (A very weird problem)

    Most of the time when we lanch an exe for an example a installation setup file, it says it cant run it. On others we get a box saying what programe to open it in, even its a program itself


    Any ideas would be great, if you understand what I have wrote



    Thanks in advance

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    Have you tried right click > run as administrator?

    I have had this on a server 2k8 server i was testing on ages ago, cant remember now though exactly what it was.. i need sleep! but hopefully if no one else has my brain will work better in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by davep000 View Post
    Hello everyone

    Seems we have a problem with one of our 2003R2 Servers (A very weird problem)

    Most of the time when we lanch an exe for an example a installation setup file, it says it cant run it. On others we get a box saying what programe to open it in, even its a program itself


    Any ideas would be great, if you understand what I have wrote



    Thanks in advance
    Looks like you have (or had) a virus on that box..... perhaps this will help you on the way:

    Unable to Start a Program with an .exe File Extension
    http://www.topregistrysolutions.com/exe/?cd=EXl1394

    regards
    bio..

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    with it being R2 you haven't used the featureset of R2 to restrict the use of exe files ? If so then ensure that is setup correctly.

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    @davep000:

    I know this seems daft but I have seen something of this nature before and what it could be is that the temp dir where all executables are run from is full and will not run anymore EXEs. Just delete all the crap in the Temp dir and run the EXEs again and see what you get.

    Let me know if this solves the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @davep000:

    I know this seems daft but I have seen something of this nature before and what it could be is that the temp dir where all executables are run from is full and will not run anymore EXEs. Just delete all the crap in the Temp dir and run the EXEs again and see what you get.

    Let me know if this solves the problem.
    where is this temp directory ?

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    @mac_shinobi:

    C:WINDOWS\temp or C:temp
    Have only come across this once and it was quite a while ago just remembered as the symptoms seemed to fit. :-)

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