3Com Corporation Installing Server Support for AutoLink Installation Software 3Com's auto installation software copies the NetWare DOS ODI client software from the EtherDisk diskette to the system you are configuring for NetWare. You may have newer versions of this software from another source. Your system administrator can configure a "3Install" account on your server and the auto installation software will copy these newer files instead of those available on the diskette. The 3Install account can also be customized to deliver installations specific to your environment. A knowledgeable system administrator may edit the LOGIN SCRIPT for the 3Install account to copy specific software required during the cilent installation process. This may be the case if you have multiple protocols, unique configurations, special application software, or non-NetWare clients in your network environment. The files required on the server to support the 3Com auto installation software are listed at the end of this file. Your system administrator needs to copy the latest versions of the listed files and the NetWare client software to the server by following the steps below: 1. Create a user account with the name "3Install" and no password. The 3Install home directory should be SYS:\3INSTALL. Note: Each NetWare server on the network needs a 3Install account, since AutoLink always attaches to the closest server. 2. Edit the 3Install account's login script to be: map *1:=sys:\3Install drive *1: map display off exit "update" These commands map the 3Install account's home directory to a drive, change the default drive to that drive, turn off unneeded messages, and start the update script. The update script will automatically log out at the end. 3. Set the directory and file rights of the 3Install home directory so that 3Install has read and list permission only. 3Com recommends that the account maintaining the files have full access, that 3Install have read/list access, and that all others have no access. This will prevent users from modifying the files. 4. Use the batch file INSTALL.BAT on A:\QINSTALL\SERVER to copy the required files from the diskette. This batch file uses a utility that only copies newer files, so existing files will be replaced only if they are older. Invoke INSTALL.BAT from A:\QINSTALL\SERVER with the 3Install home directory as the command line parameter. For example, type: a: cd qinstall\server install f:\3install 6. Copy your latest versions of the NetWare client software, LSL.COM, IPXODI.COM, and NETX.EXE to the 3INSTALL directory on the server. The auto installation software will use these files if they are newer than the files on the diskette. 7. Whenever a newer version of the 3C5X9.COM driver becomes available, copy it to the 3INSTALL\3C5X9 directory. If your NetWare server is version 2.X or 3.1X: Have each user log in to the 3Install account. 3INSTALL\UPDATE.EXE (which is executed from the login script) replaces the user's 3C5X9.COM driver with the latest one from the 3INSTALL\3C5X9 directory and then automatically logs out the user. If your NetWare server is version 4.X: Have each user log in to the 3Install account by typing: login 3Install /s \3Install\3script.dat This executes the login script 3INSTALL\3SCRIPT.DAT. 3INSTALL\UPDATE.EXE (which is executed from the login script) replaces the user's 3C5X9.COM driver with the latest one from the 3INSTALL\3C5X9 directory and then automatically logs out the user. Server File List for the 3C5X9 Adapter ---------------------------------------------- FILCPY.EXE A utility program that copies a file only if the target file is missing or older than the source file. FILEDT.EXE A utility program that edits text files under control of a script. FILFND.EXE A utility program that locates files. REMOVDIR.EXE A program to clean up temporary directories. UPDATE.EXE A program started by the 3Install account's login script to locate and run each of the update procedures contained in the 3Install account. UPDATE.SCR A FILEDT script to support the UPDATE.EXE file. CLIENT.SCR A FILEDT script to support the UPDATE.EXE file. 3SCRIPT.DAT A login script for NetWare 4.X servers. 3C5X9\UPDATE.EXE A program used to update the 3C5X9.COM driver on the client system. 3C5X9\UPDATE.SCR A FILEDT script to support the UPDATE.EXE file. 3C5X9\3C5X9.COM The latest version of the 3C5X9.COM driver. NOTE: Other types of 3Com adapters may require their own files and will be documented on the diskette that accompanies that adapter. (%VER README.TXT - Server Support for Auto Installation V1.0c)Download Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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