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Progress client fails to start on some PCs when run from a mapped drive

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EnvironmentOpenEdge 10.x
Windows Server 2008 R2
Question/Problem Description
Progress client fails to start on some PCs when run from a mapped drive.

PROWIN32 fails to start on client PC.

PROWIN32.EXE fails to initialize correctly and crashes.

Microsoft Event Viewer errors report missing dependencies.
Clarifying Information
Progress is not installed on the client PC.

PROWIN32 is started from a mapped drive.

Problem only affects some PCs.
Error MessageThe application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002). Click on OK to terminate the application.


Errors in Windows Event Viewer:

Event ID: 32
Source: SideBySide
Event ID: 32
Description: Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC80.MFC could not be found and Last Error was The referenced assembly is not installed on your system.


Event ID: 59
Source: SideBySide
Event ID: 59
Resolve Partial Assembly failed for Microsoft.VC80.MFC. Reference error message: The referenced assembly is not installed on your system.


Event ID: 59
Source: SideBySide
Event ID: 59
Generate Activation Context failed for \\<mapped drive>\<hiddenshare>\dlc102b\bin\prow32.dll. Reference error message: The operation completed successfully.
Defect/Enhancement Number
Cause
Progress / OpenEdge is not installed on the client PC. This is not a supported configuration; a full client installation or shared network installation (netsetup) must be present.
As a result of not installing OpenEdge correctly, some files are not installed / registered on the client operating system. In this case, the Visual C++ runtime files are not present.
Resolution
Install OpenEdge on the client PC.
Workaround
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