NET.TXT: Updating LAN Manager 1.x Enhanced Networks (100819)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q100819


After following the procedure for updating LAN Manager 1.x Enhanced and 100-percent compatible networks described in the NET.TXT file that is included with the MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.2 Supplemental Kit, you may receive the following error messages at startup:

NET 2413 : incorrect MS-DOS version.
NET 2413 : incorrect MS-DOS version, error spawning workstation.


These errors occur because the NETWKSTA.EXE file, which is used to start the workstation, requires an entry in the MS-DOS 6 version table.


To correct this problem, add NETWKSTA.EXE to the Setver version table as MS-DOS 4.01 and ensure that SETVER.EXE is being loaded from the CONFIG.SYS file, as follows:
    Make sure that SETVER.EXE is being loaded in your CONFIG.SYS file. For example:


    Once your system has restarted completely, enter the following at an MS-DOS command prompt:

    setver netwksta.exe 4.01

You should receive a message regarding the application that you are adding to the MS-DOS 6.0 version table. This is normal. If the version table was successfully updated, you can reboot your system, and the change will take effect.


For more information on using the SETVER command with MS-DOS 6, type help setver at the MS-DOS command prompt or query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

setver.exe and version and table and 6.0

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/24/1999
Keywords: KB100819