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Microsoft KB Archive/107571

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Article ID: 107571

Article Last Modified on 8/11/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft SNA Server 2.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft SNA Server 2.1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft SNA Workstation for Windows NT 3.0
  • Microsoft SNA Server 1.0



This article was previously published under Q107571

SUMMARY

While Windows NT or Windows NT Advanced Server supports Windows 3.x, MS- DOS, and character-based OS/2 applications, SNA Application Programming Interface (API) support on Windows NT varies depending on the SNA Server version being used.

MORE INFORMATION

SNA Server Version 2.0

The SNA Server version 2.x CD-ROM includes SNA client software for Windows NT, Windows 3.x, MS-DOS, and OS/2 clients. However, only 32-bit Windows SNA applications are designed to work with the SNA Server Windows NT client software. Any SNA application designed to run on these other client platforms are only supported on their native platform type. To summarize:

  • Windows 3.x., MS-DOS or OS/2-based SNA applications are not supported on the SNA Server Windows NT client.
  • Windows 3.x SNA applications are not supported with the SNA Server Windows 3.x client software when run on a Windows NT machine.
  • OS/2 SNA applications are not supported with the SNA Server OS/2 client software when run from a Windows NT machine.
  • MS-DOS SNA applications are not supported with the SNA Server MS-DOS client software when run from a Windows NT machine.

NOTE: SNA Workstation 2.0, the standalone Windows NT version of SNA Server 2.0, includes Win32 SNA API support for all APIs (APPC, CPIC, LUA, CSV, and 3270 EIS), though no SNA API support for Win16, MS-DOS or OS/2.

SNA Server Version 2.1

The SNA Server version 2.x CD-ROM includes SNA client software for Windows NT, Windows 3.x, MS-DOS, and OS/2 clients.. Under Windows NT, you can install either the SNA Server Windows NT client or the SNA Server Windows 3.x client, but not both. Only 32-bit Windows SNA applications are designed to work with the SNA Server Windows NT client software. Any SNA application designed to run on other client platforms are supported only on their native platform type. To summarize:

  • Windows 3.x, MS-DOS, and OS/2-based SNA applications are not supported on the SNA Server Windows NT client.
  • Windows 3.x SNA applications are supported with the SNA Server Windows 3.x client software when run on a computer running Windows NT.
  • OS/2 SNA applications are not supported with the SNA Server OS/2 client software when run from a computer running Windows NT.
  • MS-DOS SNA applications are not supported with the SNA Server MS-DOS client software when run from a computer running Windows NT.

NOTE: SNA Workstation 2.0, the standalone Windows NT version of SNA Server 2.0, includes Win32 SNA API support for all APIs (APPC, CPIC, LUA, CSV, and 3270 EIS), though no SNA API support for Win16, MS-DOS or OS/2.

SNA Server Version 2.11

SNA Server 2.11 supports "thunking" of many of the Windows 3.x SNA APIs on the SNA Server Windows NT client software. This applies to APPC, CPIC, CSV, LUA, and EHNAPPC interfaces. This will allow many Windows 3.x SNA applications to run on the SNA Server Windows NT client software. However, the SNA Server Windows 3.x Emulator Interface Specification (or "EIS", used by many 3270 emulation products) is not supported on the SNA Server 2.11 Windows NT client software. For more information about the 3270 EIS interface, see the SNA Server 3270 Emulator Interface Specification included in softcopy form on the SNA Server CD-ROM.

NOTE: To support the Win16 SNA APIs on the SNA Server Win32 SNA client software, the special thunking versions of the Win16 client DLLs must be manually installed into the <SNAROOT>\SYSTEM directory. These DLLs can be found on the SNA Server 2.11 compact disc in the \CLIENTS\WINNT\I386\SYSTEM\THUNK directory.

NOTE: SNA Workstation 2.11, the standalone Windows NT version of SNA Server 2.11, includes Win32 SNA API support for all APIs (APPC, CPIC, LUA, CSV and 3270 EIS), as well as Win16 SNA API support for APPC, CPIC, LUA, and CSV (but not 3270 EIS) by applying the thunk version of the DLL's as described above.

SNA Server Versions 3.0 and 4.0

The SNA Server version 3.0 and 4.0 CD-ROM includes client software for Windows NT, Windows 3.x, MS-DOS and OS/2 clients. The SNA Server 3.0 and 4.0 Windows NT client software support is unchanged from 2.11, where the Win32 SNA APIs are supported, as well as most of the Win16 SNA APIs are supported (by applying the thunk DLLs).

NOTE: SNA Workstation Version 3.0 and 4.0 support is the same as SNA Workstation Version 2.11 in this area.

Microsoft is interested in customer requests for such cross-platform SNA application support on Windows NT. Please let us know the specific SNA application (and platform it was written for) so that we can consider this in a future release.


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