Running Windows for Workgroups on a DEC Pathworks Network

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This article contains information about using Windows for Workgroupswith third-party products or configurations that have not been testedand are not supported by Microsoft.

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Although Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) Pathworks has not beentested with Windows for Workgroups and its use is not supported withWindows for Workgroups, you can integrate the two networks followingthe appropriate procedure in this article.

Please note that separate procedures are provided for Windows forWorkgroups 3.11 and Windows for Workgroups 3.1.
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WINDOWS FOR WORKGROUPS 3.11 PROCEDURE=====================================To properly set up Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 with DECPathworks, do the following:1. Get DEC Pathworks version 4.0 or later running at the MS-DOS level.2. Obtain the file DECNB.386 from DEC.3. Install Windows for Workgroups 3.114. Select DEC Pathworks under the "Install Windows support for the   following network only" option.   NOTE: There are two options for DEC Pathworks: Version 4.0 and   Version 4.1 and later. Be sure to select the correct option.WINDOWS FOR WORKGROUPS 3.1 PROCEDURE====================================The procedure below describes the steps necessary to enable theWindows for Workgroups 3.1 full redirector to connect to DEC Pathworksrunning on an Ethernet network. For additional configuration options(such as Token Ring, asynchronous DECnet, or the Windows forWorkgroups basic redirector), call DEC Technical Support at (800)332-8000.This procedure assumes the following conditions are true: - DEC Pathworks is installed in the C:\DECNET directory. - Windows for Workgroups is installed in the C:\WINDOWS directory. - Your boot drive is drive C.If your system configuration differs, substitute the correct pathswhere necessary.To Integrate DEC Pathworks and Windows for Workgroups 3.1---------------------------------------------------------1. Make backup copies of the following files:      AUTOEXEC.BAT      CONFIG.SYS      STARTNET.BAT      PROTOCOL.INI      SYSTEM.INI   If you encounter any problems during this procedure, you can restore   these files and return to your original working configuration.2. In Windows for Workgroups Control Panel, choose the Network icon.   Choose the Networks button and remove all the networks listed in   the Other Networks In Use box. Choose the OK button twice to close   the Compatible Networks and Network Settings dialog boxes. When   prompted to restart Windows, choose the Continue button. Quit   Windows for Workgroups, but do not restart your computer.3. Open your AUTOEXEC.BAT file in a text editor, such as MS-DOS   Editor, and make the following changes:   a. Insert the REM command at the beginning of the NET START command      line. For example, change         c:\windows\net start      -to-         rem c:\windows\net start   b. If the Pathworks directory is not already included in your PATH      statement, add it. For example, change         path c:\windows;c:\dos;      -to-         path c:\windows;c:\dos;c:\decnet;4. Open your CONFIG.SYS file in a text editor and make the following   changes:   a. Insert the REM command at the beginning of the PROTMAN.SYS      DEVICE command line. For example, change         device=c:\decnet\protman.sys /i:c:\decnet      -to-         rem device=c:\decnet\protman.sys /i:c:\decnet      NOTE: The CONFIG.SYS file contains two files with similar names:      PROTMAN.SYS and PROTMAN.DOS. PROTMAN.SYS is the protocol manager      for Pathworks, which you just disabled. PROTMAN.DOS is the      protocol manager for Windows for Workgroups and should not be      altered.   b. Add a DEVICE command line to load the Pathworks file,      DLLNDIS.EXE, before the line that loads WORKGRP.SYS. For      example, change         device=c:\windows\elnkii.dos         device=c:\windows\workgrp.sys      -to-         device=c:\windows\elnkii.dos         device=c:\decnet\dllndis.exe         device=c:\windows\workgrp.sys      NOTE: The file ELNKII.DOS may differ depending on the type of      network interface card (NIC) you use.5. The following two steps require that you use a text editor that has   a cut and paste feature, such as MS-DOS Editor.   a. Open the C:\DECNET\PROTOCOL.INI file, and cut the [DATALINK]      section (including its title, [DATALINK]).   b. Open the C:\WINDOWS\PROTOCOL.INI file, position the insertion      point at the end of the file and paste in the [DATALINK]      section. Do not close PROTOCOL.INI or quit the text editor.6. Make the following additional changes to your   C:\WINDOWS\PROTOCOL.INI file:   a. Modify the BINDINGS statement in the [DATALINK] section so that      it is the same as the BINDINGS statement for your other      transports. For example, change         bindings=elnkii.dos      -to-         bindings=ms$elnkii      NOTE: In most cases, NetBEUI is your Windows for Workgroups      transport. If this is the case, simply copy the BINDINGS      statement from the [NetBEUI] section to the [DATALINK] section,      and insert the REM command at the beginning of the original      BINDINGS statement in the [DATALINK] section. For a more      complete example of this modification, see the "Sample      PROTOCOL.INI" section below.   b. In the [DATALINK] section, make sure that the NI_IRQ statement      is set to the same value as the INTERRUPT statement in your      network card section. For example, if your network card section      appears as follows         [ms$elnkii]         drivername=elnkii$         interrupt=3         ...      change the NI_IRQ statement to read         [DATALINK]         ni_irq=3   c. In the [NETWORK.SETUP] section, copy the LANA line for NetBEUI,      and paste it on the next line. The line you paste should look      similar to the following:         lana0=ms$ewtrbtp,1,ms$netbeui      NOTE: The first parameter, MS$EWTRBTP in this example, varies      depending on the NIC you use.   d. In the line you pasted, increase the LANA number by one and      replace the last parameter, MS$NETBEUI with DATALINK. The      resulting line should look similar to the following:         lana1=ms$ewtrbtp,1,datalink7. Open the STARTNET.BAT file in a text editor and make the following   changes:   a. Find the line that contains the NETBIND command and insert the      REM command at the beginning of the line. For example, change         %boot%\decnet\netbind      -to-         rem %boot%\decnet\netbind   b. Add the NET START command after the line loading NETBIND. For      example, change         rem %boot%\decnet\netbind      -to-         rem %boot%\decnet\netbind         c:\windows\net start   c. Disable the command that starts the Pathworks redirector,      REDIR.EXE, using the REM command. For example, change         %boot%\decnet\redir5.exe      -to-         rem %boot%\decnet\redir5.exe   d. Disable the command that loads the DLLNDIS driver using the REM      command. For example, change         %boot%\decnet\dllndis      -to-         rem %boot%\decnet\dllndis   e. Locate the command lines that load DNNETH.EXE and add the /LANA      switch to specify which LANA the DECnet protocol is using. (This      is the same number you changed in step 6d; it is the LANA number      for the DATALINK protocol.) For example, change         %boot%\decnet\dnneth.exe /rem:2         if errorlevel 1 %boot%\decnet\dnneth.exe /rem:2      -to-         %boot%\decnet\dnneth.exe /rem:2 /lana:1         if errorlevel 1 %boot%\decnet\dnneth.exe /rem:2 /lana:1   f. Locate the following section for the Pathworks redirector:         echo -----------------------------------------------         echo using basic redirector         echo -----------------------------------------------      Insert the line, GOTO TIMEDONE, as follows:         goto timedone         echo -----------------------------------------------         echo using basic redirector         echo -----------------------------------------------   g. If you use LAT and/or CTERM, add the appropriate line(s) after      the :TIMEDONE label. For example, if you want to add LAT, add      the following lines:         :timedone         c:\decnet\lat.exe      Or, if you want to add CTERM, add the following lines:         :timedone         c:\decnet\cterm.exe      NOTE: If you plan to use LAT, LAD, and/or CTERM, you must copy      the LAT.EXE, LAD.EXE, and/or CTERM.EXE files from the Pathworks      PCSAV41 file service before you reboot.8. Open your SYSTEM.INI file in a text editor and make the following   changes:   a. In the [386Enh] section, find the NETWORK statement and add the      virtual network driver DECNET.386 as follows:         [386enh]         network=vnetbios.386,...,decnet.386      NOTE: The DECNET.386 file is not included with Windows for      Workgroups. If you have Windows version 3.1, it is located on      Disk 2. If you are upgrading over a previous Windows      installation that was set up for Pathworks, this file should      already be in your WINDOWS\SYSTEM subdirectory. If this is a new      Windows for Workgroups installation and you do not have Windows      3.1, DECNET.386 is available from the DECPCI forum on CompuServe      or from DEC Technical Support.   b. Add the following statement to the [386Enh] section:         timercriticalsection=10000After you restart your machine, you can connect to DEC Pathworksservers as well as other machines in your Windows for Workgroupsworkgroup. If you cannot connect to your DEC Pathworks network,contact DEC Technical Support.NOTE: Pathworks servers do not appear in the list of shareddirectories because they are not included in the Windows forWorkgroups network browsing system. To connect to a Pathworks server,you must type the name of the server and share name.Sample PROTOCOL.INI-------------------The sample PROTOCOL.INI file below has been modified by following theprevious steps. Comments on modifications appear in parentheses to theright of statements. This file was taken from a system using NetBEUIinstalled on a 3Com EtherLink II NIC.[network.setup]   version=0x0000   netcard=ms$elnkii,1,MS$ELNKII   transport=ms$netbeui,MS$NETBEUI   lana0=ms$elnkii,1,ms$netbeui   lana1=ms$elnkii,1,DATALINK[protman]   DriverName=PROTMAN$[MS$ELNKII]              (NIC section)   DriverName=ELNKII$   INTERRUPT=3   IOADDRESS=0x300   MAXTRANSMITS=12   TRANSCEIVER=onboard   (thin Ethernet cable)[MS$NETBEUI]             (NetBEUI transport section)   DriverName=netbeui$   SESSIONS=6   NCBS=12   BINDINGS=MS$ELNKII   LANABASE=0[DATALINK]               (DEC Pathworks transport)   DRIVERNAME=DLL$MAC   LG_BUFFERS=16   SM_BUFFERS=6   OUTSTANDING=32   HEURISTICS=0   BINDINGS=MS$ELNKII    (changed to match NetBEUI BINDINGS line)   NI_IRQ=3              (changed to match NIC INTERRUPT line)REFERENCES==========DEC Technical Support can be reached by calling (800) 332-8000. DECprovides a detailed document titled "PATHWORKS for DOS and Windows forWorkgroups Installation Guide," which describes how to configureWindows for Workgroups and a Pathworks network for compatibility. Thedocument provides information on the following configurations andtopics:   Physical Media:      Ethernet      Token Ring      Asynchronous DECnet      DECnet   Protocols:      DECnet      Pathworks NetWare Coexistence      Digital's LAST/LAD      Pathworks NetBEUI      Windows for Workgroups NetBEUI      Windows for Workgroups Novell   Miscellaneous:      Running Windows for Workgroups Novell IPX on Digital's Ethernet      Connecting to Pathworks for VMS or Pathworks for Ultrix      Setting up Local Area Disk (LAD) Support      Using InfoServersYou can download "PATHWORKS for DOS and Windows for WorkgroupsInstallation Guide" from the DECPCI forum on CompuServe, or you cancall DEC Technical Support.
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