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Swapping apps - NT Server & Workstation

By michaelfr ·
One of my clients has a dual-boot system with NT Server & Workstation on the same partition. Although I know this configuration is not recommended, they've never had any problems with it.

They want to move all the apps that are installed under NTServer to Workstation.

Is this possible without un-installing & re-installing all the apps they want to move?

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by gbainbridge In reply to Swapping apps - NT Server ...

It's not possible to "move" an app, unless you know all the registry settings each app installs, and can recreate them in the NT WS registry hive. This is virtually impossible.

The easiest way to accomplish this would require re-installing thoseapps. In NT WS, run the installers for all the apps that you want to be available, and specify the directory they were originally installed in on the Server side. (i.e. X app was installed in the \X directory, choose that directory as the installation directory in Workstation). This method will create the proper registry settings in the workstation registry.

This will not "move" the app from one OS to the other, but will make it available to both. (Don't uninstall it from the Server side,because that will remove the program files that you will have installed on the workstation side).

This means you won't have to uninstall them from the server side, but you will still have the proper settings in the registry to run it from there if necessary.

Hope this helps!

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by michaelfr In reply to Swapping apps - NT Server ...

Thank you. This is the information I needed.

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by Ronypp In reply to Swapping apps - NT Server ...

All the apps that are installed in NT server cannot be moved to WKS.

One good option which will help you achieve your goal and save space is to boot to NT Server and install all the apps.Then you boot to the workstation and when you install the apps show the directory (in Nt server)in which you have installed the apps.

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