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Microsoft KB Archive/100314

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PRB: SDK Install Makes Microsoft Tools Group Unavailable


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 3.1


After installing the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK), the Microsoft Tools groups created by the MS-DOS 6 installation program is no longer available.


When you install Microsoft Windows 3.1 SDK, the installation program does not correctly handle the comments in the PROGMAN.INI file. As a result, Microsoft Tools group is not available in Program Manager.

The Windows 3.1 SDK installation program uses an exiting group number when the PROGMAN.INI file contains comments made by the MS-DOS 6 Upgrade Setup program.

For example, if you have the following [Groups] section in your PROGMAN.INI file before you install Windows 3.1 SDK

   ;======== MS-DOS 6 Setup Modification - Begin ========

   ;======== MS-DOS 6 Setup Modification - End ======== 

you have the following [Groups] section after you install the Windows 3.1 SDK:

   ;======== MS-DOS 6 Setup Modification - End ======== 

As a result, the Microsoft Tools (WNTOOLS.GRP) is not available in Program Manager.


To work around this problem, edit the PROGMAN.INI file and change the "Group<n>=" value for the WNTOOLS.GRP line. For example, if you have "Group4=C:\WINDEV\SDKTOOL1.GRP" and "Group4=C:\DOS\WNTOOLS.GRP", change the second "Group4" to Group5, or another unused value.

Additional query words: 3.10 no32bit

Keywords : kb16bitonly
Issue type :
Technology : kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbSDKSearch kbWinSDKSearch kbWinSDK310

Last Reviewed: November 6, 1999
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