Installing MS-DOS 5, 6, 6.2 Upgrade from a Network Server

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SUMMARY

It is possible to install the MS-DOS Upgrade packages from a network server; this provides a more efficient way to upgrade multiple workstations.

This article covers the following topics:

  • Putting Unexpanded MS-DOS Files on the Network Server
  • Putting MS-DOS Files on a Server to Upgrade a Diskless Workstation
NOTE: These procedure do not change your licensing agreement. You still must have one copy of MS-DOS (or a license) for each computer on which you install MS-DOS.

Putting Unexpanded MS-DOS Files on the Network Server

To put the unexpanded MS-DOS files on a network server:

  1. Create a directory on the server (for example, DOS62).
  2. Copy all the files from each MS-DOS Upgrade disk to that directory.
Instead of upgrading from floppy disk, each user on the network can now upgrade his or her workstation from the network server.

Putting MS-DOS Files on a Server to Upgrade a Diskless Workstation

To install MS-DOS Upgrade on a diskless workstation, most network administrators copy the MS-DOS files to the network and then prepare boot images.

If you have MS-DOS 5.0, you can copy the expanded MS-DOS files to the network using one of the following methods:

  • Install MS-DOS 5.0 on a workstation that has both a floppy disk drive and a hard disk and then copy the MS-DOS files to the network server. -or-

  • Using a workstation that has a floppy disk drive, run SETUP /F to install all MS-DOS program files to floppy disks and then copy the MS-DOS files to the network server.
If you have MS-DOS 6.0 or 6.2, you can copy the expanded MS-DOS file to the network using one of the following methods:

  • Install MS-DOS 6.0 or 6.2 on a workstation that has both a floppy disk drive and a hard disk and then copy the MS-DOS files to the network server. -or-

  • Using a workstation that has both a floppy disk drive and a hard disk, run SETUP /Q to expand the MS-DOS files to a network drive. Using this method does not install the optional MS-DOS programs (Microsoft Backup, Microsoft Anti-Virus, Microsoft Undelete).

    NOTE: MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.2 SETUP /F create only one disk containing a few of the MS-DOS files and therefore are not useful for putting the MS-DOS files on a network server.

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Article ID: 106481 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0a
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
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