Ipconfig.exe Usage for MS-DOS 3.0 Network Client

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When you use the Ipconfig.exe file from the Microsoft Network Client 3.0 for MS-DOS that ships with Windows NT Server 4.0, you may receive the following error messages:
No DHCP data available
Usage: C:\Net\Ipconfig.exe <lanroot>


The Ipconfig.exe file from the Microsoft Network Client 3.0 is different from the version that ships with Windows for Workgroups 3.11 or the one that ships with Windows NT 4.0. The <lanroot> option refers to the directory where the networking software is installed, usually C:\Net.


The proper syntax for IPCONFIG in this case would be:
Ipconfig.exe C:\Net


The <lanroot> variable is defined in the [network] section of the System.ini that is located in the directory where the client was installed.

Any other switches or commands will produce one of the two error messages described above.

NOTE: Ipconfig.exe from the Microsoft Network Client 3.0 can also be run from Windows 95, as long as the directory for the client still exists because the <lanroot> option must be entered. Another alternative for a command-line Ipconfig.exe in Windows 95 is to use the Ipconfig.exe from Windows for Workgroups 3.11.


Article ID: 183858 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Network Client 3.1
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