We are quite happy with Intel Parallel Studio in general, but stumbled upon an issue when using the Amplifier or the Inspector on a network drive. We found out that the analysis fails, if the user "Everyone" does not have "Read & Execute" permissions. If this is not the case, one gets the error message "... is not a vaild executable".On our installation, only the user itself has permissions to read his home directory (mapped network drive H:). By granting these permissions on either the Executable or the Debug directory of a Visual Studio solution for instance, Amplifier and Inspector can be made to work. Another workaround is to copy the executable to a local disc. Using a network drive of course has several advantages over using a local disc, performance for instance.