Interlnk May Report Drive Letters Incorrectly (149211)

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 Q149211


When you are using the Interlnk.exe driver to connect to a computer running Intersvr.exe, the drive letters reported by Interlnk may be incorrect if your computer is using disk compression or PC Card (PCMCIA) drives.


Interlnk chooses drive letters based on the MS-DOS convention, which does not apply if you are using disk compression or PC Card drives.

For example, on a computer with two floppy disk drives and a compressed hard disk with host drive F, Interlnk displays redirected drives starting at drive G, although the actual redirected drives start at drive D.

To determine the correct drive letters, assume that neither disk compression nor PC Card drives are active, and determine the next drive letter after the last physical drive. Assign drive letters from that point on, skipping any letters that are actually assigned. Using the example in the paragraph above, three drives redirected by Interlnk would be drives D, E, and G. (Note that drive F, the host drive for drive C, is skipped.)


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem with the Interlnk.exe program included with MS-DOS versions 6.0, 6.2, 6.21, and 6.22. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB149211