MS-DOS 5 Upgrade README.TXT: Network Compatibility (71872)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q71872


The following information was taken from the Microsoft MS-DOS 5 Upgrade README.TXT file.



6.1 MS-DOS Shell and Networks

Most network software won't work correctly if you start it from a MS-DOS Shell command prompt. Start your network before starting MS-DOS Shell.

6.2 3+Share

If you installed 3Com 3+Share with minimal NetBIOS implementation, do one of the following:
    Reinstall with a complete NetBIOS implementation.
    Use the REDIR.400 file to replace the MSREDIR.EXE file on your hard disk.
    Call Microsoft Sales Information Center (MSIC) and request the LAN Manager 2.0 supplemental disk; see your registration card for the phone number.

6.3 AT&T StarGROUP

If your AT&T StarGROUP version does not support MS-DOS 5.0, contact your AT&T representative or the AT&T National Systems Support Hotline for information about required modifications or upgrades.

6.4 Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0 Enhanced

If you are running Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0 Enhanced or an OEM version of LAN Manager 2.0 Enhanced, you may want to take advantage of any remaining space in the upper memory area to load LAN Manager services such as NETPOPUP in this area. Call Microsoft Customer Service to request the LAN Manager 2.0 supplemental disk and technical notes. See your registration card for the phone number.
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*   the Lan Manager 2.0 supplemental disk can be obtained  *
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If you are running Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0 Enhanced and get a "NET3055" message, do one of the following:
    Use the EMM386 /ram switch and the LIM=YES command in the [workstation] section of your LANMAN.INI file. - or -

    If you use the EMM386 /noems switch, use the LIM=NO command in the [workstation] section of your LANMAN.INI file.

6.5 Net/One PC

If Ungermann-Bass Net/One PC does not load with MS-DOS 5.0, do one of the following:
    Contact your vendor to get an updated LOADNIU.EXE file.
    Put a UBPAUSE command between the LOADNIU and XNSBIOS lines of the MSNET.INI file.
    Issue network commands from a batch file that includes a PAUSE command between the LOADNIU and XNSBIOS lines.

6.6 Novell Networks

NetWare Shell Version:

The NetWare workstation shell software is Novell's basic DOS shell and is included with MS-DOS 5.0. You may require a different shell for a specific application. Contact your authorized Novell reseller if you believe another shell may be needed. EMSNET5.EXE and XMSNET5.EXE, alternate shells, are available from Novell.

Novell Remote Workstations (RPLFIX.COM):

If you can't load MS-DOS 5.0 on your remote-boot workstation, contact Novell for an upgrade of your remote-boot software.

Drive Mapping Utilities:

If you run LOGIN.EXE, MAP.EXE, and SESSION.EXE from MS-DOS Shell or while MS-DOS Shell is running, a search path is not added to the existing path. Use these programs before starting MS-DOS Shell.

COMSPEC Variable:

If you use the Novell login program to set the COMSPEC variable after starting MS-DOS 5.0, and you can't reload the COMMAND.COM file, remove the c:\dos\ entry from the SHELL= command in your CONFIG.SYS file or contact your Novell vendor to get a new login program.

TBMI2.COM and Task Swapper:

If you can't use Task Swapper in MS-DOS Shell when running a Novell network, do the following:
    Expand and copy the IPX.OB_ and TBMI2.CO_ files from Disk 6 for 5.25" disks or from Disk 3 for 3.5" disks.
    Rename the files IPX.OBJ and TBMI2.COM.
    Use the IPX.OBJ file to create a new IPX.COM file. For information about creating an IPX.COM file, see your Novell documentation.
    Start your network, using the new IPX.COM and NET5.COM files.
    Start TBMI2.COM.
    Start the application that may be causing problems with Task Swapper. Run the application and then exit.
    Display diagnostic information by typing the following:

    tbmi2 /d

    If the value in the field named Far Call Usage is not 0, you need to run TBMI2.COM before using Task Swapper.

    To get help with TBMI2.COM, type the following:

    tbmi2 /?

    The default configuration for TBMI2.COM is correct for most applications. If you need help configuring the program, contact Novell.
TBMI2.COM and Windows:

Don't run TBMI2.COM if you are using Windows 3.0.

6.7 PC-NFS 3.0

If you use PC-NFS 3.0 with MS-DOS Shell, MS-DOS Shell may display more drives than you have currently enabled. To prevent this, use the PC-NFS /d switch to specify the number of drives you are using. For more information, see your PC-NFS documentation.

If you can't use the COPY or XCOPY command on PC-NFS 3.01, contact your vendor to get an updated version of the PCNFS.SYS device driver.

6.8 TOPS Network

If your system is a TOPS workstation, the MS-DOS Shell MOVE command may not work.

Don't use the LOADHIGH command with a TOPS network.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/2002
Keywords: KB71872