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NetBIOS Requirements

The following sections discuss the minimum workstation configuration requirements for the NPL Windows RunTime (16 and 32-bit) to operate properly in a NetBIOS environment.

NPL supports a variety of NetBIOS operating environments. While the configuration of each NPL supported operating environment may vary, the operation of NPL within all NetBIOS environments is very straightforward and consistent. The following outlines the general methodology used to install NPL in a NetBIOS configuration.

1. The network is configured and operational using the NetBIOS protocol.

NOTE: While many environments support the configuration of multiple types of network protocols, the NetBIOS protocol is required by NPL to operate correctly.

2. NPL is installed on either a peer workstation or workgroup server.

3. Appropriate drive mappings are created on all workstations required to run NPL

4. 16-bit Windows based RunTimes utilize the NIAKNETW.DLL program for communications via NetBIOS. 32-bit Windows RunTimes have that capability incorporated into them.

5. Batch files or icons are setup to access the NPL application on all workstations required to run the application. In a Windows environment, this is accomplished by running SETUP from the system NPL was installed on and selecting the Workstation install option.

NOTE: The NIAKNETW.DLL program is the primary component used by the NPL to establish user counts and authenticate with a NetBIOS network.

The following sections discuss NPL NetBIOS considerations and configuration issues for a variety of supported NPL environments.