Generating an Updated IPX.COM File for Novell Network (78664)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft Windows 3.0

This article was previously published under Q78664


If you are upgrading to Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 and using Windows 3.0 with a Novell network, you must use IPX.COM version 3.02a and NET5.COM version 3.1. Using Windows 3.0 without the updated files may produce a variety of problems with printing, enhanced mode operation, network operation, and Windows.


To generate IPX.COM version 3.02a, do the following:

    Expand and rename the IPX.OB_ and NET5.CO_ files from the MS-DOS 5.0 disks (disk 6 [5.25-inch set] or disk 3 [3.5-inch set]) to the appropriate directory, as follows:
          expand ipx.ob_ c:\ipx.obj
          expand net5.co_ c:\

    If the customer owns NetWare DOS/Windows Workstation update (shell kit), go to step 4.
    Copy the new IPX.OBJ file to the Novell disk labeled:
          SHGEN-1 (NetWare 286)


          WSGEN (NetWare 386)

    Copy the new IPX.OBJ to the Novell Windows workstation update disk labeled:
          NetWare   DOS/Windows WORKSTATION

    Use the SHGEN (NetWare 286) or WSGEN (NetWare 386) program on this disk to generate a new IPX.COM file. For more information about creating an IPX.COM file or using the NET5.COM file, see the Novell documentation.
    Restart the Novell network using the updated IPX.COM and NET5.COM files.
Novell NetWare and NetWare DOS/Windows Workstation are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.


MS-DOS 5.0 README.TXT file, pages 12-13

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/13/2003
Keywords: KB78664