OFF97: Networks Supported by Microsoft Office 97

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For a Microsoft Office XP version of this article, see 290539.
For a Microsoft Office 2000 version of this article, see 202947.
This article lists the network server and client software that is supportedby Microsoft Office 97 for Windows.
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The following network servers and clients were tested with Microsoft Office97 Setup and the programs included with Microsoft Office 97:
   Server                             Client   -------------------------------------------------------------------   Microsoft Windows NT Server        Client for Microsoft Networks   Microsoft Windows NT Workstation   Client for Microsoft Networks   Microsoft Windows 95/98            Client for Microsoft Networks   *Novell NetWare, 3.x and 4.x       32-bit NetWare client (see note)   Banyan Vines 5.52 or later         32-bit Vines client   Artisoft LANtastic 6.x or later    32-bit LANtastic client   DEC Pathworks 5.0d or later        32-bit Pathworks client   IBM LanServer 4.0                  32-bit LanServer client				
NOTE: The client for NetWare Networks that is included with MicrosoftWindows 95 is a 32-bit NetWare client. Novell also ships a 32-bit NetWareclient. The two 32-bit clients from Novell that were tested were Netware32b client for Microsoft Windows 95, version 2.11, and Netware client forMicrosoft Windows NT beta, version 4.0.
Although these networks have been tested, you may still encounterproblems when you install or use Microsoft Office 97 with any of thesenetworks. Information that addresses such issues will appear in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base as we become aware of the issues.

For additional information about networks supported by Microsoft Access 97,please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
159366 ACC97: Setup Requirements for Microsoft Access 97

109739 ACC: Microsoft Access and Untested Networks

Network servers and clients not listed in this article were not testedand may not be supported by Microsoft Office 97.

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 160530 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 00:02:00 - Revision: 3.0

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