We have one specific program made by people that is not in the market. (I know I should cut my veins now).
The issue that I can see is:
If I try to access a large part of data (some reports that have more than 300 pages) from a normal windows XP workstation with all the updates I get a message telling me that it has been impossible to transfer some metadata.
This happens even if I have the data in the linux server or in another windows server.
I've tried to use a Windows XP virtual machine with a basic setup not a lot of updates and no other software installed and it seems it works properly.
I guess that there are one or more updates that are interfering with the way that old software work... in fact the normal computers don't have strange softwares installed... only windows and office...
It is too much overkill to use a virtual machine in all the computers that must connect to this old system...
What would you do?
Truly I would like to avoid the virtual machine use, but I don't know how to continue... now I've run out of ideas.
Thank you in advance!