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Microsoft KB Archive/102507

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Harvard Graphics Installation Can't Find Program Groups

Article ID: 102507

Article Last Modified on 11/14/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1



This article was previously published under Q102507


SYMPTOMS

During installation, Harvard Graphics tries to add icons to program groups. Under normal circumstances, the dialog box for this operation lists the program groups, and you are prompted to select which program group the icon should be added to--if you don't select a group you can't add the icon. For Harvard Graphics, no groups are listed, so you have to cancel the dialog box to continue.

CAUSE

Most setup programs work correctly by using dynamic data exchange (DDE) with Program Manager. However, Harvard Graphics searches the PROGMAN.INI file for a list of .GRP files to open, so that it can read the group name. The Program Manager in Windows NT uses the registry to store group and icon information, so Harvard Graphics can't find any .GRP files to read.

WORKAROUND

To work around this situation, create the icons manually.

STATUS

This situation is by design. There is no way to support 16-bit applications that access the .GRP file directly, as all they will see are the 16-bit groups.


Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kb3rdparty KB102507