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Microsoft KB Archive/105732

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Network-Based Installation Issues with WFWG 3.11

Article ID: 105732

Article Last Modified on 9/29/1999


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q105732


Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 differs from previous versions of Windows (including Windows for Workgroups 3.1) with respect to the requirements for, and the limitations of, network server-based shared installations (that is, SETUP /A and SETUP /N installations).

This article is intended to provide system administrators with some guidelines for performing such installations.


When you set up a server-based shared installation of Windows for Workgroups 3.11, be aware of the following:

  • In the Microsoft LAN Manager and Windows NT environment (or any network requiring the installation of the real-mode Windows for Workgroups 3.11 redirector prior to accessing the server with the shared, SETUP /A, directory), Windows for Workgroups 3.11 nodes have client functionality only.

    NOTE: Because Novell NetWare requires its own real-mode redirector (giving the node access to the shared directory before loading Windows for Workgroups and its peer-to-peer network components), this limitation may not exist in integrated Windows for Workgroups 3.11/NetWare environments.
  • When running SETUP /N to a workstation from a Novell server, the Windows for Workgroups Setup program requires that Novell's Windows support files exist in the shared directory on the server (that is, the directory created with SETUP /A). The following files need to be copied to the shared Windows directory prior to running SETUP /N:


    NOTE: Other third-party networks may present the same restrictions; refer to your network product documentation or vendor for more information.

Novell NetWare is manufactured by Novell, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Additional query words: 3.11 novell net set up set-up

Keywords: KB105732