I am working on a Windows Thin PC build. This build is going to be used to access virtual apps. One of these applications is a somewhat crazy proprietary software. An option in this software is to rightclick and chose 'view in excel' and, thus, generate a report from certain windows in the program.
We are not installing Excel locally on these machines. What I'm trying to do is find a way to redirect this request to open Excel to either the virtual app of Excel that will be available or the Excel viewer that we are installing on these machines.
I'm hoping that the company that produced the software did not hard code the 'you must use only excel that lives at _ location!' into the program. I am cautiously optimistic that they did not as this program can intelligently use Excel 03, 07 or 2010 without any changes on our end. Is there a way to force this program to open these reports in Excel Viewer. Excel Viewer is set to the default program to open this type of file.
Honestly at this point I'm not entirely sure even how to even word the search for resolutions. So any suggestions in that realm would be appreciated.
EDIT: As suggested by a user below. I am getting a message when trying to load these reports using the 'view in excel' option in the program. This message states that the program cannot find excel. I have tried faking the program out by forcing the excel viewer to install into the directory and with the file name Excel.exe but this has not worked.