READVLM.TXT Driver File Contents (


Loading VLMs from a Directory Other Than the Current Directory

       The current directory is used for VLMs. To load VLMs
       from another directory, use the "VLM =" command in the
       NET.CFG file.

       For example


Specifying a NET.CFG File outside the Current Directory

       To specify a path for the NET.CFG file, type a command
       similar to the following (or put the command in


Disabling VLMs

       There are three ways to disable a VLM:

       o    Rename the module with a different extension (for
            example, .SAV). This is the easiest way.

       o    Delete the module (not recommended).

       o    Configure the modules to be loaded in NET.CFG.
            Below is the syntax that gives the modules required
            for Directory Services:

              USE DEFAULTS = OFF
              VLM = CONN.VLM
              VLM = IPXNCP.VLM
              VLM = TRAN.VLM
              VLM = NDS.VLM
              VLM = BIND.VLM
              VLM = NWP.VLM
              VLM = FIO.VLM
              VLM = GENERAL.VLM
              VLM = REDIR.VLM

Change in NET.CFG Parameter Default for Cache Writes

       The default for the following parameter under the
       "NetWare DOS Requester" section heading in Workstation
       for DOS and Windows has been changed to


Don't Use NETX.COM or Related Shells with VLMs

       You can't load NETX.COM and NETX.VLM simultaneously.

       Use NETX.VLM rather than NETX.COM and related shells.

       XMSNETX.EXE, etc.) conflicts with REDIR.VLM; REDIR.VLM
       won©t load if NETX.COM is loaded and vice versa.

       However, NETX.VLM is designed to replace NETX.COM and
       related NETX shells, and is compatible with the NetWare
       DOS Requester.

Use NET.CFG Option "LOAD CONN TABLE LOW = ON" for Initial Release of
NetWare v4.0

       When using the initial release of NetWare v4.0 utilities, you
       must set the "LOAD CONN TABLE LOW" parameter to ON. If you are     
       not using the v4.0 utilities, leave this parameter at its 
       default setting (OFF) for better memory performance. 

       NetWare DOS Requester 
             LOAD CONN TABLE LOW = ON 
       OFF = CONN.VLM loads the connection table in a UMB, if 
       ON = CONN.VLM loads the connection table low (increasing 
       conventional memory requirements) as is required by the initial    
       release of NetWare v4.0 utilities. 
Avoid Loading VLMs in Expanded Memory with Windows

       Don't use the expanded memory option (/ME). Run Windows
       with the NetWare DOS Requester only if you use the
       extended memory option (/MX, preferred) or the
       conventional memory option (/MC).

Read/Write Calls

       If an application makes read/write calls on read only
       files, enter this line under the "NetWare DOS Requester"
       heading in the NET.CFG file:


Path Names Must Be Under 64 Characters

       VLMs can't support a path name of more than 64
       characters. To use longer paths, map a root drive and
       continue from there.

First Available Drive Is Different

       The conventional NetWare Shell for DOS used drives after
       the LASTDRIVE parameter; NetWare DOS Requester starts
       using the first available drive before the LASTDRIVE

       Consequently, users often see drive D: as the first
       NetWare drive rather than drive F:.

       To maintain compatibility with existing batch files, you
       may want to add the command like "FIRST NETWORK DRIVE
       =F" under the NetWare DOS Requester portion of the
       NET.CFG file.

       Otherwise, batch files assuming drive F: is the first
       drive must be altered, or drives D: and E: must be
       substituted (see DOS SUBST command).

       In any case, the LASTDRIVE parameter should be adjusted
       to something above the default value of E:.

Login Drive Prompt Appears To Be a Root Mapped Drive

       Because NetWare DOS Requester is a redirector on the
       back-end of DOS, no directory path can be in the drive
       structure maintained by DOS when the parent of the
       directory is unaccessible.

       This is the case with an unauthenticated connection and
       the drive mapped to the SYS:LOGIN directory. Users see
       "D:\>" instead of "F:\LOGIN>" when they first load the
       DOS client software.

Addition of NET.CFG Option for NETX Section

Undocumented  NET.CFG Options for NetWare DOS Requester Section

       BIND RECONNECT = OFF             

       OFF = AUTO.VLM does not automatically rebuild bindery 
       connections nor automatically restore drive/printer 
       ON = AUTO.VLM stores bindery connection information necessary 
       to auto reconnect a bindery connection.
       NOTE:  For this parameter to work, also set AUTO RECONNECT 
       = ON.

       AUTO RETRY = 0                          

       Number of seconds AUTO.VLM waits before attempting a retry 
       after receiving a network critical error.
       NOTE:  When this parameter is 0, AUTO.VLM makes no retry 


       OFF = AUTO.VLM allocates a small table (34 bytes per 
       connection) for bindery reconnects.  
       ON = AUTO.VLM allocates a large connection table (178 bytes 
       per connection) for bindery reconnects. If usernames and/or 
       passwords are larger than 16 characters, set this parameter to 
       ON. Otherwise, users with a password and/or username larger 
       than 16 bytes cannot auto reconnect. 
       NOTE:  For this parameter to work, also set BIND 
       RECONNECT = ON. 

Dos and Windows Workstations (04-22-93

Ignore Incorrect Paradox Workshop Message

       Paradox Workshop gives an incorrect error message
       indicating it can't test or finish applications. Ignore
       this message.

Avoid Using DR DOS MOVE Command

       MOVE.EXE in DR DOS causes the loss of the fake root
       mapping. This is because MOVE obtains the current path
       and attempts to perform a CD command on that path.

NDIR Error in Compaq DOS 5.0 and DR DOS 6.0

       In Compaq DOS 5.0 and DR DOS 6.0, the following commands
       give an error:

       NDIR servername/volume:

       DIR servername/volume:

       CD servername/volume:

       This is because DOS treats "/" as an option specifier
       when it does its preprocessing. Users can instead map a
       drive and use drive letters instead of the server/volume

If Your Windows SYSTEM Directory Is on the Network

       The workstation installation creates a SYSTEM directory
       on the workstation and copies files into that directory.

       Make sure after installation that you copy those files
       to the Windows SYSTEM directory on the network.

DOS Current Directory Structures Aren©t Updated with RENDIR.EXE

       NCPs that use a path won©t function properly. To fix
       this problem, RENDIR.EXE will be changed to back up a
       directory before renaming the current one and will then
       forward to it.

IPXODI.COM Version 2.0 or Greater Required

       To support the packet burst ODI, the SFT III checksums,
       and the NetWare management responder, IPXNCP.VLM
       requires IPXODI.COM version 2.0 or greater to be loaded
       with support for checksums and GNMA enabled (the version
       and the API support level are treated separately in

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How To Update Drivers Manually

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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