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Microsoft KB Archive/107226

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“Cannot Find SHARE.EXE” Running Setup on Diskless Workstation PSS ID Number: Q107226 Article last modified on 11-30-1993 PSS database name: WM_Word



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0 - Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.1


When you run Word for Windows Setup and select the Workstation Installation option to install Word on a diskless workstation, the following error message may occur:

Setup was unable to find SHARE.EXE on your system. It is required to run this application. Please fix your system and rerun Setup.

This may happen even if SHARE loads successfully when you start your workstation and is already running.


Word Setup cannot find SHARE on a diskless workstation unless SHARE.EXE is located in the MS-DOS directory on your floppy disk drive. For example, the error does not occur if you place a copy of SHARE.EXE in the following location:


Note: You do not have to start SHARE from this location; it only needs to be there so Word Setup can find it.

For information about this error message when you run Setup on a standalone computer, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

share.exe and word and 6.00 and cannot and find and setup


We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Place a copy of SHARE.EXE in an MS-DOS directory on a disk in drive A, then run Word Setup.

Additional reference words: 6.00 w4wnetwork w4wsetup

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.