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Windows SDK Install Makes Microsoft Tools Group Unavailable

Article ID: 100333

Article Last Modified on 11/22/1999



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition



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SYMPTOMS

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

CAUSE

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

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

   Group1=C:\WINDOWS\MAIN.GRP
   Group2=C:\WINDOWS\ACCESSOR.GRP
   Group3=C:\WINDOWS\GAMES.GRP
   ;======== MS-DOS 6 Setup Modification - Begin ========
   Group4=C:\DOS\WNTOOLS.GRP
   ;======== MS-DOS 6 Setup Modification - End ========
                

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

   Group1=C:\WINDOWS\MAIN.GRP
   Group2=C:\WINDOWS\ACCESSOR.GRP
   Group3=C:\WINDOWS\GAMES.GRP
   Group4=C:\WINDEV\SDKTOOL1.GRP
   Group4=C:\DOS\WNTOOLS.GRP
   ;======== MS-DOS 6 Setup Modification - End ========
                

As a result, the Microsoft Tools (WNTOOLS.GRP) is unavailable in Program Manager.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, edit the PROMAN.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.


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Keywords: KB100333