WXP not finding >8 char net folder nameLocked
I am replacing a manufacturing machine running W2K SP4 with one running WXP SP2. This machine is used to control / monitor PLC?s, among other things. After a few initial bumps, every application runs fine except for a few QuickBasic programs running in DOS.
I have identified the problem and it?s that the QB apps try to access files residing on a Netware 4.11 network folder named “calibration?, which is more than eight chars long. If I rename the folder to ?calibrat? (8 chars), the apps run normally and problem solved.
The issue is that there are several other users, both human and non-human, that write to the same folder through Excel macros.
It seems to be a lot more work to change those macros than to solve compatibility issues.
I have rolled back to SP1 on WXP but the issue persists. Setting application compatibility to DOS is not an option since the apps reside on a network drive and that?s the specific message I get when attempting to set compatibility.
Hope somebody has some ideas, as I am running out of them.