Microsoft KB Archive/175061

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OS/2 Clients Hang Connecting to Windows 95 NWServer


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95


If you are using an OS/2-based computer and you try to connect to a Windows 95-based computer that is using File and Printer Sharing for NetWare, your computer may hang (stop responding).


This behavior occurs when the NetWare Requester for OS/2 queries for a list of mounted volumes, and the Windows 95 File and Printer Sharing service for NetWare Networks (NWServer) responds in a manner that causes the requester to continue querying indefinitely.


This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95, and later versions of this file:

   NWSERVER.VXD  version 4.00.952  dated 04/01/96  130,668 bytes 


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95. An update to address this problem is now available, but is not fully regression tested and should be applied only to computers experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft does not recommend implementing this update at this time. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for additional information about the availability of this update.

This issue is not resolved in Microsoft Windows 98.


For additional information about issues resolved by updates to this component, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q128079 Updated Drivers for File and Printer Sharing Security

For additional information about Windows 95 updates, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates

Keywords : kbnetwork win95
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000
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