Microsoft KB Archive/39853

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Networks Supported by QuickBasic, Basic Compiler & Basic PDS

Article ID: 39853

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

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Microsoft QuickBasic Versions 2.00, 2.01, 3.00, 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50 for MS-DOS, Microsoft Basic Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS and MS OS/2, and Microsoft Basic Professional Development System (PDS) Version 7.00 for MS-DOS and OS/2 support only the IBM PC-NET and MS-NET compatible networks.

The above versions of QuickBasic, Basic compiler, and Basic PDS have NOT been tested by Microsoft on the following networks:

Token Ring

  • LAN Manager

3COM Net

  • Note: This is not Microsoft LAN Manager, but is a product of another company.

Even though varying degrees of success have been reported using some of these non-Microsoft networks, problems may occur, such as the inability to lock individual records, or permission-denied errors when an application attempts to open an unlocked file.

To troubleshoot problems with non-Microsoft networks, you must find out the version number of the network software, the version of the network card, the exact circumstances and programs necessary to reproduce the problem, and whether the problem occurs on a server or workstation. It may help to call the company that sells the network to help determine known problems and troubleshooting techniques. Unrelated TSR (terminate and stay resident) programs should be removed from memory to help isolate the problem.

Additional query words: QuickBas BasicCom

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