Primary File Server Suggested MS-DOS Configuration Changes

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If you dedicate a machine in a work group as a file or resource server, there are two MS-DOS settings you should change:

  • The Files= statement should be increased to 255 on a primary file server. If the machine is used less, 128 may be a good value. Some adjustment may be necessary.
  • The FCBS= statement should be added with a value of 28.


Some problems may occur if the Files= statement is too low. You may receive error messages stating that a particular file is not available.

If you are not using VSHARE.386 then you should significantly increase the number of handles and the buffer size of SHARE.EXE.


Article ID: 90228 - Last Review: October 14, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.2
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