Microsoft KB Archive/104397
FastTips: Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Setup Issues Q&A
3.11 WINDOWS kbsetup kbdisplay kbfasttip kbtshoot kbatwork
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.11
1. Q. What are the system requirements for Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.11? A. Windows for Workgroups 3.11 requires a 386SX or higher machine and a minimum of 3 megabytes (MB) of memory (4 MB is recommended). Windows for Workgroups requires a minimum of 13 MB of free disk space (or 18 MB if you install all components). Upgrading over Windows for Workgroups 3.10 reduces these free disk space requirements to a minimum of 3.5 MB (or 8.5 MB for all components). Upgrading over Windows 3.1 requires a minimum of 6.5 MB (or 9 MB for all components). Workgroup Connections require 320 kilobytes (K) of free conventional memory and 1 MB of free disk space. Windows for Workgroups 3.11 requires a VGA or higher video adapter. 2. Q. How do I start Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 in standard mode? A. Because Windows for Workgroups 3.11 uses protected-mode drivers and NDIS 3.0, it does not support standard mode. 3. Q. How do I set up Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 for an EGA display? A. Windows for Workgroups 3.11 does not ship with display drivers for EGA, CGA, or Hercules Monochrome displays. 4. Q. Can I use Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 without a network? A. Windows for Workgroups 3.11 does not require a network installation. To install 3.11 and use its non-network enhancements, select the No Network option during Setup. This option is available for users who want the speed enhancement and Microsoft At Work PC Fax features of 3.11 but are not connected to a network. You can also start Windows for Workgroups 3.11 without network components by simply typing the command WIN /N. 5. Q. I'm having difficulty installing Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.11. What should I do? A. Complete information on installing Windows for Workgroups 3.11 is contained in Chapter 2 of the "Windows for Workgroups 3.11 User's Guide." The following are some general setup tips: 1. Before you run the setup program, start your machine with minimal CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. 2. Set up Windows for Workgroups in a new directory. 3. Workgroup Connections should be installed to a new directory; do not upgrade over Windows. 4. During Setup, if your machine stops responding (hangs), Setup may have recognized your hardware incorrectly. To correct such problems, please refer to Chapter 2 of the "User's Guide." 6. Q. Where can I find more information about setup entries and the setup of supported network adapter cards? A. To properly configure your network adapter card, refer to the complete instructions in Appendix D of the "User's Guide." The following are some general tips: 1. Entries referring to Workgroup and Computer names should be limited to 15 characters. All other share names should conform to the MS-DOS file-naming convention. 2. Choose Custom Setup so that you can modify the network adapter card configuration. 3. Be aware that some cards may be software configurable. The Windows for Workgroups network adapter card installation software configures some of these cards. However, most software-configurable cards must be reconfigured using the software provided with the specific card. 7. Q. Where can I find information on installing third-party network protocols and adapters? A. Information on installing third-party networks and protocols can be found in Appendix C and Chapter 9 of the "User's Guide." The following are some general tips: 1. TCP/IP and DLC are supported protocols under Windows for Workgroups 3.11. You can obtain information about using these protocols by calling Microsoft Sales at (800) 426-9400. 2. IPX and IPX ODI protocols are supported under Windows for Workgroups 3.11. 3. If your network adapter card is not on the Network Adapter Compatibility List, obtain the NDIS driver specific to your network adapter card and the OEMSETUP.INF file from the vendor of your network adapter. 8. Q. How can I install Windows for Workgroups 3.11 on all workstations from a network server? A. To set up Windows for Workgroups 3.11 from a network server, first run SETUP /A from the installation disks and specify the network drive and directory when prompted. When you have completed this step from each workstation, change to the network directory from which you ran SETUP /A, and run SETUP /N on each user's workstation. (The installation disks are not required at this point.) This command sets up the user directory for the user.
KBCategory: kbsetup kbdisplay kbfasttip kbtshoot kbatwork KBSubcategory: wfw wfwg awfax Additional reference words: tshoot 3.11
Last Reviewed: December 22, 1998