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March 4, 1994 No. 71

Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and NPL Security

Niakwa has recently discovered a problem with Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (WFW) and NPL Gold Key security, when using the 32-bit disk access feature of WFW.

On some systems, when using WFW and 32-bit disk access, the MS-Windows RunTime is unable to pass security if the security fingerprint has been installed on to the system's hard drive, but the standard MS-DOS RunTime does pass security from the hard disk. It is possible to pass MS-Windows RunTime security directly from the Gold Key. This problem does not occur on all systems.

If this problem is encountered it is necessary to disable the 32-bit disk access in order to pass Gold Key security from the hard drive. To disable 32-bit disk access follow the steps below:

  1. From the WFW Program Manager's Main Menu, select the Control Panel Icon.
  2. Select the Enhanced - 386 Icon.
  3. From the Enhanced - 386 Dialog Box, select Virtual Memory.
  4. Select the >>Change Option.
  5. Un-check the 32-bit disk access Option.

Once 32-bit disk access has been disabled, the RunTime should be able to pass Gold Key security from the hard drive.

Any specific questions or problems regarding the NPL Gold Key security operation under Windows for Workgroups 3.11 may be directed to Niakwa Technical Support.

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