NewDeal Technical Support Document 279
NewDeal software is network aware and has been thoroughly
tested for compatibility with Novell Netware 2.x, 3.x and 4.x,
LANtastic, and LanManager networks. This document contains notes
about using NewDeal with other networks. Unless you have purchased
the network version, you must have your NewDeal software installed
on the hard drive of each workstation.
Information about using NewDeal with
Networks other than Novell, LANtastic, or LanManager
A network version of NewDeal Office, designed
to run from a network server, is available. Please contact NewDeal
sales for information about the network version.
Windows 95 or Windows 98
NewDeal has not been certified for use with the network
client provided by Windows 95 or Windows 98. However, our
experience and that of most of our customers has been
positive. When running NewDeal from a Windows shortcut,
NewDeal should automatically detect and display the network
For printing to network printers, you must enable DOS
printing for the network printer. If you did not configure
your printer for DOS printing, choose Add Printer in My
Computer, Printers. Select Network Printer in the Add Printer
wizard. The second dialog box contains the question "Do you
print from MS-DOS-based programs?" Answer YES and assign
an LPT port for the printer. Use this LPT port when you
install the print driver in NewDeal's Preferences.
Windows for Workgroups (Windows 3.11)
NewDeal is not compatible with the network client
provided by Windows for Workgroups. You can run NewDeal
from Windows 3.11 if you turn off 32 bit file access in
Windows Control Panel, Enhanced, Virtual Memory.
Network drives will not be visible from within
NewDeal, but you can task switch back to Windows and
perform file management across the network from there.
For printing, you may need to print to file and then
send the printed file to the network printer using the
COPY command at the DOS prompt. For example:
COPY UNNAMED.RAW LPT3: /B
10-net from Data Communication Associates
Running early versions of NewDeal on Data Communications 10-Net
peer-to-peer network requires starting NewDeal with the /nomem switch.
Data Communications is in Dayton, Ohio. More recent versions of
NewDeal have not been tested with 10-Net.
NewDeal has not been tested or certified for use with Banyan Vines networks.
However, a customer reports success with Banyan Vines versions 5.54 or 6.40
by including this line in the CONFIG.SYS file:
The number of drives depends on the number of drives in your PC.
Login on Banyan as usual. NewDeal may show drive letters A through Z,
and maybe some bogus drives. You may be able to correct this by modifying
the GEOS.INI file (see technical support document 227 - Disk Drives and Diskettes).
Lanmark DNA Network
Early versions of NewDeal did not run on some systems
using the DNA network from Lanmark. At one time, Lanmark
provided a patch to fix these problems. Recent versions of
NewDeal have not been tested with DNA.
ManyLink network version 2.0 is made by ManyLink Corporation of Redmond.
It's basically a printer-sharing and e-mail system, not a local area network
(LAN). It doesn't allow access to remote drives. It seems to work fine with
NewDeal, but might require raising files from 20 to 50 in CONFIG.SYS.
Network drivers could conflict with NewDeal if they snag the address
of the EMM from the int 67h vector at startup and then call it directly,
rather than using int 67h as they're supposed to.
NewDeal will protect itself from the remapping of EMS pages performed
by TSRs and device drivers, but starting in version 2.0, NewDeal no
longer modifies instructions in the EMM itself, preferring to find the
final vector that points to the EMM (be it the int 67h vector or some
vector within a client of the EMM that has taken control of int 67h),
so as not to run afoul of memory managers that protect their own
conventional memory portions. This means NewDeal can do nothing if
some other driver or program has decided it's going to avoid the extra
little bit of overhead that an int 67h instruction adds on.
There is no way to detect stuff loaded into EMS, since no interrupt
vectors can point into the EMS page frame itself.
NewDeal may not recognize network drives on the file server under
PC-NFS version 3.01. NewDeal has been tested and works with PC-NFS 3.5.
PowerLAN Print Server
It has been reported that NewDeal will not print when run
on a PowerLAN print server. Apparently, it works correctly
when run on any other workstation, but not on the print
The Invisible Network
When running NewDeal with The Invisible Network, from
Invisible Software, located in Foster City, California,
it has been reported that NewDeal does not recognize the
server drives, even though they are accessible from the
NewDeal does not support TOPS networks. Engineers tested TOPS networks
and determined that they performed unpredictably with NewDeal.
USIT's Web LAN
Early versions of NewDeal were not compatible with
USIT's Web LAN. Recent versions of NewDeal have not
been tested with Web LAN.
Last Modified 17 Feb 1999