Our FoxPro for DOS 2.6 (FPD) application apparently is not able to see filenames longer than 8 characters when run on Windows XP Pro or Win 7 (32-bit) stations over Small Business Server 2011 running on a base platform of SBS 2008, both 64-bit. We had previously tested the FPD app successfully on SBS 2008, 64-bit. Our Op Sys/Server IT guys say the placement of SBS 2011 in between should make no difference.
As the Windows software has been upgraded around the FPD application (and it moved further from DOS), we've run into similar filename reference issues where we needed to take long folder and filenames like "My Documents" and show them as "MyDocu~1". At that time, Cmd (the DOS-like Windows Command window) would also recognize that shortened reference. But now, Cmd recognizes only the full, long names. If you open an Open File dialog in Fox, only files/folders having short (8-char) names will show. Trying to open a file with a long filename will cause a not found error.
Can anyone say why our original 64-bit test showed different results and what the easiest fix would be?