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This article contains information about using Windows for Workgroups with third-party products or configurations that have not been tested and are not supported by Microsoft.
If the steps described in this article do not function properly, use a supported configuration or contact the manufacturer of your third-party product for more information.
Although Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) Pathworks has not been tested with Windows for Workgroups and its use is not supported with Windows for Workgroups, you can integrate the two networks following the appropriate procedure in this article.
Please note that separate procedures are provided for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and Windows for Workgroups 3.1.
WINDOWS FOR WORKGROUPS 3.11 PROCEDURE ===================================== To properly set up Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 with DEC Pathworks, 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 3.11 4. 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 the Windows for Workgroups 3.1 full redirector to connect to DEC Pathworks running on an Ethernet network. For additional configuration options (such as Token Ring, asynchronous DECnet, or the Windows for Workgroups 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 paths where 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,datalink 7. 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=10000 After you restart your machine, you can connect to DEC Pathworks servers as well as other machines in your Windows for Workgroups workgroup. If you cannot connect to your DEC Pathworks network, contact DEC Technical Support. NOTE: Pathworks servers do not appear in the list of shared directories because they are not included in the Windows for Workgroups 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 the previous steps. Comments on modifications appear in parentheses to the right of statements. This file was taken from a system using NetBEUI installed 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. DEC provides a detailed document titled "PATHWORKS for DOS and Windows for Workgroups Installation Guide," which describes how to configure Windows for Workgroups and a Pathworks network for compatibility. The document provides information on the following configurations and topics: 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 InfoServers You can download "PATHWORKS for DOS and Windows for Workgroups Installation Guide" from the DECPCI forum on CompuServe, or you can call DEC Technical Support.