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Dial-Up Script Setup

When dialing out to an ISP for an Internet connection, we need to identify ourselves, that we are entitled to call in and use this service. It usually involves a User-account/ID number and a password. To avoid to type manually this information, the 'Dial-Up Network' includes a scripting feature, taking care about this process.
On Windows95B (OSR2), you define the scripting on the tab: 'Scripting' of the properties of your connection:



Usually, the Dial-Up scripting is configured to 'Start terminal screen minimized', but I actually prefer to uncheck this, to see what is happening during the logon-process.

In my case, I used CompuServe (CIS), for which Windows95 provides already the script-file CIS.SCP:

It takes care getting the 'attention' of the host by pressing the RETURN-key, waiting for the login-prompts and answering with the required information, like user-id and password.

If you configure the Dial-Up Script NOT to run minimized, you can watch the script performing these actions.


Support on versions of Windows95 previous to Windows95B/OSR2

There is a substantial difference in the use of the Dial-Up Scripting on the earlier versions of Windows95:

Dial-up scripting is NOT included on the floppy disk licenses of Windows95
But it can be downloaded from Microsoft from:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/info/admintools.htm, where it defines:
Dial-Up SLIP and Scripting Support (76 Kbyte)

Dial-up scripting is included on the CD-ROM versions of Windows95
But you need to define manually the location, from where to install it, using in the
'Control-Panel','Add/Remove Software' Tab: 'Windows Setup', button: 'Have Disk':
\ADMIN\APPTOOLS\DSCRIPT on the Windows95-CD-ROM:


the 'Dial-Up Scripting' is then available from 'Programs'/'Accessories'.

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