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How do you get PCNFSpro 2.0 to work on a PC running Windows
95 ver 4.00.1111?  The network connections are no good - ie
event though TCP/IP initializes ok and the temporary license is validated, it will not find the license server so youcan install a permanent license.  Telnet, ping etc dont work.
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saintjoes earned 50 total points
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The fact that you are running Windows 95 is mostly irrelevant.
Does PC-NFSPRO give you any errors about not being able to initialize the network card?  If so, look at the Win95 drivers for the card.

Also, it has been my experience that Pro does not *really* talk to the network until you try and log in, so if you are failing trying to find a license server and ping, etc don't work,
you probably have your host name resolution scheme (NIS, etc)
setup incorrectly.

Login with a temporary license and try and ping an ip address
to see if you are communicating with the network.

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by:saintjoes
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We *are* currently running PRO 2.0 and Win 95 ver 4.00.1111.
Granted, PRO was *alot* harder to setup in this version.
If you're really in a pinch, it works very well
with the Microsoft and Netware networking installed
along with pro....


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by:hlwithro
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I think I followed all the instructions in setting up PCNFSpro correctly.  I did get it to work on a machine running Windows 3.1.  I also called Sun and they tried to get it to run with me over the phone.  They informed me that 50% of the time the persons running this on ver 4.00.1111 are unsuccessfull.  I have no idea why this is so.  
We do not use NIS or NIS+, we use the /etc/hosts file to identify nodes on the network.  Sun seems to think it is related to the version of Windows 95 and the computer manufacturer?  In case that is a factor we use Gateway G6-200 pc's.  This PCNFSpro worked fine on a Gateway P5-90 running an earlier version of Windows 95.

I am involved in moving this entire network to a new building and it will not be backup till next week.  Can I get back to you then.  I would also say that this is my first experience with this service and I do not have a good grasp on the points system used.  May be this is a more difficult question than initially thought?

Thanks for your time and help  
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by:saintjoes
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Don't worry about points and all that - I'm just trying to help.

Try this out:
Remove all networking software, and the card from device manager.
Install the network card (MS Network and Netware Network get installed with it by default).
Reboot.
Then try and browse the network.  You may not see anything, but at least it will give you an indication if any networking is working at all.

If it is, *then* add the PC-NFSPRO client and PRO TCP/IP.
It will probably work (but with a little extra overhead for the unneccessary MS clients).

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