NT4 Installation/Setup of Network-Drivers
Windows NT 4 is up-and-running, a network board
has been installed and the network cable has been properly
connected ( please be aware about the special actions to be done
of a Plug-and-Play Network card).
Now, we are ready for the Windows NT4 Network Setup:
In the "Control-Panel", start the "Network"
Since we requested it, lets go ahead:
At this time, I want to set-up the Ethernet-Network, so I am
"wired to a network".
I am asked for the type of Network-board. There is the option to
let the system search for a network board, but I myself prefer to
"select from list" (which is also a lot
Which protocol to use ? For a simple PC-to-PC network, I use
(I do not yet select "TCP/IP"
protocol, which I will require later for my Internet connection
to "keep it simple" at this stage).
The list of services. All of them are required (and you cannot
de-select any of them). For a simple PC-to-PC network, nothing
else is required.
We have now defined all the 4 basic components of a network:
- the "Client"
( called: Workstation, this is a Client for Microsoft Networks!)
- the "Protocol"
- the "Network-adapter"
- the "Server" (called in Windows95: "File
and Print Sharing")
The system needs now to copy some files from the WindowsNT4
Depending on the network-adapter used, questions may be asked for
the configuration of the network-board, usually concerning IRQ
On the next screen, just press OK to confirm , if you have an ISA-board:
The system will now present the current network-setup, allowing
you to de-activate some of the "bindings":
Lets have a closer look to the Bindings
by opening up the items:
Since we have only 1 Network board, and not yet any Dial-Up
adapter, we need all of these Bindings.
However, on a systems with MULTIPLE network-boards
(Ethernet/Token-Ring/MULTIPLE Dial-Up AdapterS),
it is now possible to configure the protocols to be used with the
network-adapters by adjusting the Bindings.
We are almost done:
As last info, you need to define the name of your computer and
the name of the workgroup, which MUST be the same on all systems
connected on a PC-to-PC network (you also do this,
if you connect to a Novell-Netware server).
Choose ONLY "Domain", if you are connected to a Windows NT server with
a defined Domain !
That's it, we are ready for the reboot:
I suggest, that on restart of the WindowsNT system, you have a
look in the "Control-Panel" "Services"-applet
to verify, that both "server" and
"workstation" have both started up automatically.
You should also check in the "Control-Panel" the
"Server"-applet, which should come up now, showing any
incoming network connection/connected users.
You are now ready to go via your "Network-Neighborhood"
and to connect to other Windows95 and WindowsNT systems.
However, there is still some job to do, before users can connect
this THIS NT4 system:
NT4 User Permissions