How To Install Visual FoxPro 5.x or 6.0 on a Network

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Visual FoxPro 5.x and 6.0 for Windows setup no longer supports the administrative setup option (Setup /a). In previous versions of FoxPro, this option allows FoxPro to run from a network file server. Although Visual FoxPro 5.x and 6.0 for Windows cannot be run from a file server, it may be useful to have a network share from which users can install Visual FoxPro on to their local computers.


There are two ways of creating a common install point on the network for Visual FoxPro:

  • A simple way is to share a networked CD-ROM. Everyone would be able to connect to the Visual FoxPro CD-ROM and run setup.

  • Create a shared directory on the network and copy the contents of the CD-ROM to the directory. Make sure to mark all files read-only in the directory. The installation would be faster, but would take more hard drive space than option number 1.


This behavior is by design. NOTE: If available disk space is a consideration, perform the minimal product installation and use the example files and online documentation through the shared network directory or shared CD-ROM.


Article ID: 157522 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0a
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition
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