Microsoft KB Archive/47193
Starting Word 5.00 with the /N Switch on a Novell Network
PSS ID Number: Q47193 Article last modified on 11-02-1994
Word 5.00 should be started with the /N parameter the first time each user accesses Word 5.00 on a Novell network. This parameter need only be invoked once for each user because it is retained in the MW.INI file in each user’s start-up directory. The /N switch allows proper directory navigation, file loading, and file saving to network servers when running Word 5.00 on a Novell network.
The syntax of the command is as follows:
Note: If the MSWNET variable (which points to the location of the user’s MW.INI file) is set to a directory without full user rights (excluding parental), Word 5.00 will not save the parameter to the user’s MW.INI file. Consequently, many errors attributed to user’s not starting with a /N parameter may be related to having the MSWNET variable incorrectly set.
Word 5.00 uses the DOS “Set Attributes” function call to obtain information about files (whether they exist, whether they are read-only, whether they are directory names, etc). Novell does not allow Word 5.00 to make this call in directories where the user does not have Novell SEARCH right.
The /N parameter allows Word to make a DOS “FindFirst” function call instead of the “Set Attributes” call. This helps Word to find file information requested by the Word.exe file.
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