MS-DOS Client... Peer-to-Peer
network DOS-only computers?
Last updated: 9/22/02
Q. I am wondering if there are step by step instructions
or a good outline of how to establish a peer to peer connection for multiple
98 machines in MS-DOS mode?
A. It can be done with the DOS client for
Windows networking (a utility to generate a DOS client that comes with Windows
NT), but a better way is to use Windows 98 networking and just to open a
DOS window in Windows 98 and run it from there. My ancient accounting package
runs under an old DOS version of Fox. and we run it that way. In fact,
we run multiple DOS windows simultaneously with different modules of the
accounting package in each one of them.
9/22/02 I discovered today the Microsoft link, ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/clients/msclient, in
the original answer to this FAQ, below, does work if it accessed with an
ftp program. I used SmartFTp which is available as a free download
at http://www.smartftp.com/. I
think it probably can be accessed with a browser using the guest account
and a password anonymous per Q135975 How to Enter FTP Site Password
in Internet Explorer,
but I'm too lazy this fine Sunday afternoon to make the effort.
6/21/02 Update. Gareth
E-Mailed me from Scotland and stated that the MS-DOS-CLIENT floppies can
be downloaded at:
1/20/02 Update... the link in the following paragraph
now requires a password. I have searched for a link to download the
DOS Client for Windows Networking without success. If anyone knows
where it can be downloaded please click Contact Info to the left and send
me the info.
The MS-DOS client for Microsoft Networks can be downloaded
from ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/clients/msclient. Download
dsk3-1.exe and dsk3-2.exe, double-click to expand, and run setup. It
is also available on the Window NT Server CD at D:\CLIENTS\MSCLIENT where
D: is your CD-ROM drive letter.