XP Pro - DOS network

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ciobair

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Is there any reason why a program running on XP Pro would not be able to send a file to a drive on a (very old) DOS network?
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Umm, not sure what u mean by a DOS network err, but I guess that's my problem.

What I know is, unlike every other verison of windows, XP doesnt have a pure DOS environment, meaning that DOS programs cant run on XP propertly, if at all.
 
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As long as you have TCP/IP correctly configured, that shouldn't be problem. Haven't made a DOS network in quite a while but didn't have problems with NT server and DOS workstations. Just remember the WFW days. That was all pretty much DOS based.

Now things like long file names might be an issue. And I'm not exactly sure about what program is trying to access the DOS computer. But just file copying should work.
 

ciobair

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Thanks for your reply which confirms what I had hoped.
I tried peer to peer networking between the XP computer and one running WIN98 as I was concerned about FAT and NTFS issues, but there was no problem.
In the past, I have run a Novell network on WFW and WIN95 so I think it should be OK on WIN98.
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As long as you have the DOS network properly configured, there shouldn't be an issue networking to shared resources on the DOS machine.
 
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