Microsoft KB Archive/104632
WG0904: Support for Novell NetWare 4.0
Last reviewed: May 1, 1997
3.10 WINDOWS kbnetwork kbfile kbappnote kbsetup kb3rdparty The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft has an Application Note, "WG0904: Support for Novell(R) Netware(R) 4.0," that contains updated Windows for Workgroups files (NET.EXE, WORKGRP.SYS, VREDIR.386, and VBROWSE.386) and information about using these files with a Novell NetWare version 4.0 client configuration.
You can obtain this Application Note from the following sources:
For complete information, see the "To Obtain This Application Note" section at the end of this article.
THE TEXT OF WG0904
Microsoft(R) Product Support Services Application Note (Text File) WG0904: SUPPORT FOR NOVELL(R) NETWARE(R) 4.0
Revision Date: 9/93 1 Disk Included
The following information applies to Microsoft Windows(TM) for Workgroups, version 3.1.
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This Application Note contains updated Windows for Workgroups files (NET.EXE, WORKGRP.SYS, VREDIR.386, and VBROWSE.386) and information about using these files with a Novell NetWare version 4.0 client configuration. Providing Windows for Workgroups support for NetWare 4.0 first requires proper installation of Novell's client software. If the setup steps described in this document do not function properly, contact Novell for more information. Microsoft can ensure connectivity between Windows for Workgroups and Novell NetWare only when you are running MSIPX.COM. If you cannot enable the open data-link interface (ODI) drivers using Novell's procedure (included with NetWare 4.0), call Novell Technical Support at (800) 638-9273.
Although the current specification of Windows for Workgroups is MSIPX, an exclusively NDIS-compliant protocol, Novell's ODINSUP.COM, allows NDIS protocol stacks to run unmodified over the ODI link support layer (LSL) and talk to an ODI LAN driver. Novell's LSL can be accessed by using the ODINSUP driver. Microsoft recommends using ODINSUP.COM version 1.22 with this Application Note. Novell makes this file available on its bulletin board service and in the Novell CompuServe(R) forum. The current filename is DOSUP7.ZIP. For more availability information, contact Novell or look on the Novell CompuServe forum.
When you use ODINSUP.COM with Windows for Workgroups and NetWare 4.0, the following configuration files are modified:
CONFIG.SYS STARTNET.BAT or AUTOEXEC.BAT NET.CFG PROTOCOL.INI SYSTEM.INI
Before You Begin
Since this configuration requires the Novell IPXODI drivers, set up your machines and connect to a Novell server from an MS-DOS command prompt using IPXODI.COM before proceeding with the setup instructions below. Be sure to back up your files so that you can restore your original configuration if necessary.
SET NWLANGUAGE=ENGLISH This is new under 4.0. LSL ODI MAC driver for your NIC For example, this line would read NE2000 if you have an Novell NE2000 NIC. ODINSUP.COM Manually add this driver from the DOSUP7.ZIP file. C:\WINDOWS\NET START NETBIND Make sure this line is in either your AUTOEXEC.BAT or STARTNET.BAT, depending on which one is used to start NetWare connectivity. IPXODI VLM.EXE This file replaces NETX.EXE in NetWare 4.0.
In the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, remove or remark out the following lines:
c:\windows\net start c:\windows\msipx.com
IMPORTANT: Steps 6 and 7 provide the changes made in the NET.CFG and PROTOCOL.INI files if you are using a Novell NE2000 NIC. If you are using a different card, many of the changes made will be specific to your NIC and therefore different than those below.
To use ODINSUP.COM with Windows for Workgroups 3.1, the NET.CFG file should appear as follows. Some of the settings below appear as a result of the NetWare 4.0 installation program; you may need to manually edit others.
NOTE: If you were using ODINSUP.COM with NetWare 3.11, the 4.0 installation removes the changes that were made to the NET.CFG file. The final file should read as follows:
PB BUFFERS 7 This line is added. PROTOCOL ODINSUP This line exists if ODI is installed before you begin this procedure. BIND NE2000 If you are using a NIC other than the NE2000, a different MAC driver appears here. BUFFERED Link Driver NE2000 This line varies depending on the NIC you are using. Port <XXX> This line is set to the I/O base being used. INT <XX> This line is set to the IRQ being used. Both the Port and INT settings assume that the defaults are not being used. If the defaults are being used, these lines do not appear. MEM <XXXXX> This line appears only if your NIC is memory address configurable. Frame Ethernet_802.2 These frame types are required. Frame Ethernet_802.3 Frame Ethernet_II Frame Ethernet_SNAP Protocol IPX 0 Ethernet_802.3
NetWare DOS Requester
First Network Drive = F This setting is new with NetWare 4.0 and is the reason LASTDRIVE no longer needs to be set to P.
To use ODINSUP.COM with Windows for Workgroups 3.1, the PROTOCOL.INI file should appear as follows. Some of the settings below appear as a result of the NetWare 4.0 installation program; you may need to manually edit others.
IMPORTANT: If you were using ODI with Windows for Workgroups before upgrading Novell NetWare to 4.0, this file does not require editing.
NOTE: To determine the correct MLID name, type the ODI NIC driver name at an MS-DOS command prompt.
netcard=NE2000,1,NE2000 Use the MLID name for this entry.
lana0=NE2000,1,ipx Use the MLID name for this entry. lana1=NE2000,1,ms$netbeui Use the MLID name for this entry.
[protman] DriverName=PROTMAN$ PRIORITY=MS$NETBEUI [MS$NETBEUI] DriverName=netbeui$ SESSIONS=10 NCBS=32
BINDINGS=NE2000 Use the MLID name for this entry.
[NE2000] Add this entire section or convert it from the MS$NE2000 section. DRIVERNAME=NE2000 Use the MLID name for this entry. IOBASE=0x300 This entry should match the IOBASE setting in the NET.CFG file. INTERRUPT=11 This entry should match the INTERRUPT setting in the NET.CFG file. [MS$NE2000] Remark out this entire section by placing a semicolon at the beginning of each line, including the section header. [MS$IPX] Remark out this entire section by placing a semicolon at the beginning of each line, including the section header. [IPX] Add this section.
MediaType=Novell/Ethernet This section will vary depending on the transceiver type. BINDINGS=NE2000 Use the MLID name for this entry.
Make the following changes in the SYSTEM.INI file: In the [boot] section of the SYSTEM.INI file, the Novell NetWare 4.0 installation changes the line
Simply change the NETWORK.DRV line so that it reads as follows:
NOTE: Do not change the SECONDNET.DRV=NETWARE.DRV setting.
After you make these changes, update your Windows for Workgroups installation with the four files on the enclosed WG0904 disk: NET.EXE, WORKGRP.SYS, VREDIR.386, and VBROWSE.386. Copy NET.EXE and WORKGRP.SYS to the Windows directory. Copy VREDIR.386 and VBROWSE.386 to the Windows SYSTEM subdirectory. For example, if you insert the WG0904 disk in drive A and your Windows directory and Windows SYSTEM subdirectory are C:\WINDOWS and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM, respectively, type the following commands at an MS-DOS command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line:
copy a:\net.exe c:\windows copy a:\workgrp.sys c:\windows copy a:\*.386 c:\windows\system
Reboot and restart Windows for Workgroups. For more information concerning ODINSUP.COM, call Novell Technical Support.
TO OBTAIN THIS APPLICATION NOTE
You can find WG0904.EXE (size: 289239 bytes) , a self-extracting file, on the following
For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: Q119591 TITLE : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
If you are unable to access the source(s) listed above, you can have this Application Note mailed to you by calling Microsoft Product Support Services Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Pacific time at (425) 637-7098. If you are outside the United States, contact the Microsoft subsidiary for your area.
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Last reviewed: May 1, 1997