rplwin95.txt Driver File Contents (VIA823x_832A.zip)

**  VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter
**  RPL BOOTROM for remote-booting Windows 95
**  v4.31   Jan  2004


  This document shows you how to configure the Remote-Boot service in Windows
NT Server 3.5, 3.51, 4.0 for remote-booting Windows 95 client.

Contents of the Subdirectory:

    RPLWIN95.TXT        This file.
    RPL.LOM             The bootrom binary file for Lan On Motherboard..
    RPL.32              The 32K bootrom binary file for Network Interface Card.
    RPL.64              The 64K bootrom binary file for Network Interface Card.
    FETND.DOS           The NDIS2 driver require for remote boot.
    W95BB.CNF           The configuration file require for remote boot win95.
    PROTOCOL.INI        The configuration file require for remote boot.
    FETND3.INF          The NDIS3 driver INF file require for remote boot
                        Windows 95 from NT server.
    FETND3R.SYS         The NDIS3 driver require for remote boot
                        Windows 95 from NT server.

   * A Windows NT 4.0 server with the Remoteboot Service installed and
     configured. Earlier versions of NT do not support Windows 95 clients.
   * A workstation running Windows 95 with connections to the NT server.
     This workstation should have a CD-ROM drive. If not, the NT server
     must have a CD-ROM drive installed and configured for sharing.
   * Windows 95 on CD-ROM. Make sure the CD-ROM contains the NETSETUP.EXE
     program. You must purchase the correct licensed copy of Windows 95 for
     network installation.
   * An Rhine Family Fast Ethernet adapter with bootROM. You must be able to
     remoteboot from the NT server with this bootROM. 


  Before starting the installation process, make sure that the adapter
  is properly installed and configured. You can use the diagnostic program
  (A:\DIAG.EXE) to make sure your connection with the network is correct.

Setup Procedure for DOS 

  1. The BOOTROM installation procedures are identical in Windows NT Server 3.5,
     3.51, 4.0. First, install the Remoteboot Service on the NT Server:

     Choose "Control Panel\Network\Add Software" and select "Remoteboot
     Service", follow the screen instruction to install.

  2. Use "File Manager" in NT Server 3.5, 3.51 or "Windows Explorer" in NT
     Server 4.0 to share the following directory:

     \windows\rpl\rpl\rplfiles, suppose \windows is your Windows NT directory.

  3. Copy all the MS-DOS 6.22 files as follow:

        attrib -s -h -r c:\io.sys
        attrib -s -h -r c:\msdos.sys
        copy c:\io.sys c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        copy c:\msdos.sys c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        copy c:\dos622\*.* c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        attrib +s +h +r c:\io.sys
        attrib +s +h +r c:\msdos.sys

  4. Copy the NDIS2 driver for "PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter" as follow:

        copy a:\bootrom\fetnd.dos c:\windows\rpl\bblock\ndis
        md c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd
        copy a:\bootrom\fetnd.cnf c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd
        copy a:\bootrom\protocol.ini c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd

  5. Run RPLCMD to add a bblock record for the adapter as follow:

        net start remoteboot    ;run in MSDOS prompt
        rplcmd                  ;Follow the example below to enter data

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] V
           Add Del Enum: A
           VendorName=004063    ;upper 6 digits of your adapter's ethernet ID
           VendorComment=xx...x ;type your vendor string. optional.

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] B
           Add Del Enum:A
           VendorName=004063    ;upper 6 digits of your adapter's ethernet ID
           BootCommet=xx...x    ;optional string

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] C
           Add Del Enum:A
           ConfigComment=DOS 6.22 FETND
           DirName3=            ;press "Enter"
           DirName4=            ;press "Enter"

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] Q

  6. Run "Control Panel\Services", select "Remoteboot Service" and change the
     "Startup" option to "Automatic". Now reboot NT Server, remoteboot service
     will be started automatically.

  7. Run "Remoteboot Manager" from "Administrative Tools"

     a. Choose "Remoteboot\New Profile.." to create a Profile Name according to
        the DOS 6.22 FETND configuration.
     b. Choose "Remoteboot\New Workstation.." to create a Workstation Name
        according to the profile name and your Adapter Ethernet ID.

  8. Now the remoteboot server is ready, boot your workstation with "BOOTROM
     plug in PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter", then you can access the NT Server from
     your workstation.
Setup Procedure for Windows 95 

  1.Installing SBS for Windows 95 Clients

    (1) On the server that will contain SBS files, create a shared directory 
        with 90 MB of space available. The shared directory can have any name. 
        (for example, \\server direcotry\sharedir as \\NT4S\SBS).

    (2) As you share the directory, assign read-only permission for regular users 
        and full access for administrators.

    (3) Install one regular Windows 95 client on the network or use an existing 
        one. You will use this client to configure the SBS server.

    (4) Log on to the Windows 95 client using an account that has wirte access to 
        the shared directory on the SBS server.

    (5) Make sure you use Windows 95 UPGRADE Version. Put the Windows 95 
        compact disc in the client CD-ROM dirve. In Windows Explorer, switch to the 
        Admin\Nettools\netsetup directory.

    (6) Double-click Netsetup.exe

    (7) In the Server-Based Setup dialog box, click Set Path, and specify the path 
        to the SBS server; then click OK, A network name for a server (for example, 
        \\server1\sharedir as \\NT4S\SBS).

    (8) Click Install

        a. Set the source path for Windows 95 files.
        b. This is the path to the compact disc on the client.
        c. If asked, specify that you do not want to create a default setup script.
        d. Provide a CD Key number for product identification.
        e. If you support only remoteboot clients, click Server.
        f. If you support other SBS functions as well, click User choice.
        g. Do not click Local hard drive.
        h. Server-Based Setup copies Windows 95 files to the SBS shared directory.

    (9) Copy driver file fetnd3r.sys from diskette to shared directory on SBS server.
        For example:
        copy [boot win95 by rpl]\fetnd3r.sys \\NT4S\system

   (10) At the remoteboot server, put the compact disc containing the Windows NT 
        remoteboot for Windows 95 files into a drive. Run win95srv.bat to update 
        the Windows 95 files for remotebooting.

        For example:
        cd \client\rpl\update
        win95srv.bat <dest>
        <dest> is the shared directory on the SBS server as \\NT4S\SBS

   (11) At the remoteboot server, start Remoteboot Manager.

   (12) On the Configure Menu, click Check Configuration to activate the new 

  2. Installing the First Windows 95 Client

    (1) Installing the first Windows 95 client requires booting that client first 
        to MS-DOS 6.2.x (Refer the section "Setup up procedure for DOS").

    (2) Machines directories can reside on the remoteboot server.
        Mkdir c:\rplmachines
        Net share machines=c:\rplmachines

    (3) Use the net logon command to log on using an account that has read access 
        to the SBS server and write access to the shared directory that will contain 
        this client machine directory.

    (4) Synchronize the time and date settings of the client, the SBS server, and 
        the remoteboot server. Differing settings can interfere with Windows 95 Setup.
        The format of this command is
        net time /domain:server /set
        for example : net time /domain:NT4S /set

    (5) Use the net use command to map driver letters to the SBS server and machine 
        directory location, and then determine the highest drive letter in use on the 

        For example, if you have a local hard drive with one partition, C: will be 
        mapped to the remoteboot server, D: will be the local hard drive, E: is 
        reserved for use as a RAM drive, and F: and higher are available for use. 
        You would type:

        net use f: \\sbs_server\win95_share as		net use I: \\NT4S\SBS
        net use j: \\mach_server\mach_share as	net use j: \\NT4S\Machines

    (6) Change to the drive letter mapped to the SBS directory.

    (7) Run the Windows 95 Setup program by typing:

        setup /t:temppath as follows:
        setup /t:j:\client1.tmp

        1. In the Server-based Setup dialog box, click Setup Windows to run from a 
           network server.

        2. In the Startup method dialog box, click Start Windows form the network 
           (remote boot server).

        3. In the machine Directory dialog box, when asked where to install 
           Windows 95, type the path of the machine directory (using the drive 
           letter specified in Step 4, for example, J:\client1).
        4. In the Setup Options dialog box, click Custom setup.
           In the Analyzing You Computer dialog box, click No, I want to modify the 
           hardware by myself.

        5. Exculde as many hardware types and items form autodetection as possible. 
           If autodetection crashes, run Setup again and exclude more items form 
           Note: We sugget exeluding serial port detection. It conflicts your network
           adapter easily.

        6. In the Select Components dialog box, click to clear the Communications 
           check box (unless the client has a modem and you intend to use dial-up 

        7. In the Network Configuration dialog box, check that your network adapter 
           and desired.

           Note: Don't remove Diup-Up adapter in installation procedure.

        8. If there are no network adapters shown, you must add and configure your 
           network adapter.
           Note: Make sure your adapter driver is for boot rom, not for Windows 95.
           You can get these files in this folder.

        9. In the Identification dialog box, make sure that the workgroup for this 
           client is the same as the workgroup or domain of the SBS server and 
           machine directory server.

       10. When the Windows 95 Setup program is done, reboot the client. The client  
           will not yet boot to Windows 95; however you must complete more steps 

  3. Create a profile for the Windows 95 client

    At the remoteboot server (or a client running Remoteboot manager focused on the 
    remoteboot, start Remoteboot manager)

    (1) Boot the client to MS-DOS 6.2x to confirm that the MS-DOS configuration is 
        correct. For details, see adding a New Clientt¡¨ earlier in this chapter.

    (2) Copy w95bb.cnf to \\NT4S\RPL\BBLOCK\NETBEUI\FETND

    (3) Use the rplcmd utility to add a boot block record for the new adapter

        Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit]: B
        Add Del Enum: A
        All other parameters are optional
        BootComment=Name of the adapter

        Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta[Quit]:C
        Add Del Enum: A
        All other parameters are optional
        ConfigComment=Windows 95 <adapter name>

    (4) Edit the client workstation record to assign the client to the Widnows 95 

    (5) You must also copy \protocol.ini and \fetnd.dos NDIS driver to 
        c:\machine0\client1\suboot directory.
        copy \fetnd3r.sys file to c:\sbsfiles\system directory.

            if you lost fetnd3r.sys file that win95 system will show the message 
            "you can now safely turn off your computer.if you want to restart your computer"

    (6) Next, you must manually edit the following files found in the 
        C:\machine0\client1\SUBOOT directory

        * AUTOEXEC.BAT
        * MSDOS.SYS
        * PROTOCOL.INI   ---  this folder
        * FETND.DOS      ---  this folder
        * SYSTEM.DAT

    (7) To edit the registry file SYSTEM.DAT use REGEDIT.EXE to export its contents
        to text file, edit the text file, then import the text file back into SYSTEM.DAT.
        See the example below.

        regedit /L:system.dat /E registry.txt
        edit registry.txt
        regedit /L:system.dat /C registry.txt

    (8) Please note that REGEDIT must be run from the DOS command prompt. It
        will not work as intended if you load it from a DOS session under Windows
        95. The easiest way to do this is to remoteboot from your first Windows 95
        client, and, when the message "Starting Windows 95" appears, press the F8
        function key. When the boot menu appears, select the Step-by-step
        Confirmation option, answer Yes to each line except WIN.COM. When prompted
        to start WIN.COM answer No. This will drop you to the DOS command prompt.

    (9) Export system.dat miniregistry file as follows:

        regedit /L:system.dat /E registry.txt

   (10) Edit REGISTRY.TXT by searching and replacing all occurences of the new
        PCI machine environment and driver name . 

        For example:
        old register.txt                        new register,txt
        "transport"="*netbeui,*nwlink,"  -->  "transport"="*netbeui,*nwlink,ndishlp.sys"
        "netcard"=" "                    -->  "netcard"="fetnd.dos"
        You should also modify following environment variable:
        "BootDir"="A:\\"                -->     "BootDir"="C:\\"
        "BootHost"="A:\\"               -->     "BootHost"="C:\\"
        "WinbootDir"="A:\\"             -->     "WinbootDir"="D\\winboot"
        "HostWinBootDir="A:\\"          -->     "HostWinBootDir="C:\\"

   (11) After modifying REGISTRY.TXT you must update SYSTEM.DAT by importing
        the new information.

        regedit /L:system.dat /C registry.txt

   (12) Remove the hidden, system, and read only attributes from SYSTEM.DAT by

        attrib -r -s -h system.dat

   (13) copy new system.dat to c:\machine0\client3\suboot directory.

   (14) At the remoteboot server run the Rpl\Bin\win95clt.bat program by typing:

        cd <systemroot>\rpl\bin
        win95clt mach_directory \\rpl_server profile_name
        For example:
        win95clt \\NT4S\machines\client1 \\NT4S w95rhine

   (15) At the SBS server, edit machines.ini file in the SBS directory and add the 
        following lines for the new client:

        [adapter id]

        For example, you might add the following lines to machines.ini:


   (16) Reboot the Widnows 95 client.

        The client will now boot to Windows 95 and complete the Windows 95 Setup 

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  • 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.

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