I have an old windows server 2003 (32bit) with a shared folder containing an executable. The exe is old and I think possibly 16bit. I am trying to run the exe on a networked pc through a mapped folder / network location.
The pc is running win 7 (32bit) and after clicking the exe shortcut a message appears asking whether I want to allow the program, which I allow but then nothing happens.
I have two pc's already running the exe this way and installed win 7 from the same disk onto an older laptop which was also able to run the exe, unfortunately the drive on that died so I am unable to compare settings. The other two pc's are at a remote location so I am also unable to compare settings with these.
Is there a hardware restriction with newer cpu's, motherboards that could be causing this issue or can anyone please suggest a something I may have missed.
I have removed the av and disabled the firewall to simplify diagnoses and the connection with the server is definitely established.
Any help would be most gratefully appreciated.