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Microsoft KB Archive/104944

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Article ID: 104944

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1

This article was previously published under Q104944


This article discusses the method of configuring a Lotus Notes client on a Windows NT or Windows NT Advanced Server computer using NWLink talking to a Lotus Notes server when the IPC mechanism is NetBIOS.


Lotus Notes currently ships with two types of servers, a Windows server, which only uses NetBIOS, and an OS/2 server, which supports both NetBIOS and IPX/SPX.

This article explanation is based on having Lotus Notes server loaded on a OS/2 2.1 computer using NetBIOS configuration to communicate with its clients.

On computers with Windows 3.1 or MS-DOS, Lotus Notes clients need NETBIOS.EXE loaded in AUTOEXEC.BAT to communicate to the Lotus Notes server.

On computers with Windows NT or Windows NT Advanced Server, configure the Lotus Notes client using NWLink by doing the following:

  1. In the Control Panel window, choose the Network icon, select Add Software, and then select the NWLink IPX/SPX Compatible Transport option.

This also adds NWNBLink, which is Novell's NetBIOS implementation.

  1. In the Control Panel window, choose the Network icon, select NetBIOS Interface, choose Configure, select the bindings that say "NWNBlink -> Streams" and change its Lana # to "0".
  2. In the Control Panel window, choose the Network icon, select NWLink, choose Configure and select the appropriate Network Number and Frame Type.

Restart the computer after making these changes.

Lotus Notes Client

On the Lotus Notes client, choose Network Port from the Options menu, and make sure the Network Port is "0."

NOTE: The Lotus Notes client must be configured to use Network Port #0 and NWNBLink -> Streams binding must be at Lana #0 on the Windows NT computer for this configuration to work.

With these changes, the Lotus Notes client will be able to connect to the Lotus Notes server using NWLink transport.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbinterop KB104944