ID:NI Networks & Multiple DESQview Users
Quarterdeck Technical Note #158 Filename: NINSTALL.TEC
by Dan Sweeney CompuServe: NINSTL.TEC
Last revised: 2/19/92 Category: NW
Subject: Installing and running DESQview files on a Novell Netware server,
with information on mapping drives.
Q: CAN MULTIPLE USERS USE DESQVIEW FROM 1 MASTER COPY ON A NOVELL DEDICATED
A: Yes. Follow this procedure after you have read Appendix C of the
Your license agreement specifically prohibits you from assigning or
transferring DESQview to any other person. You are bound by the terms of this
license agreement when you use DESQview on a network. EACH and EVERY
INDIVIDUAL USER OF DESQview on ANY network MUST have purchased (or otherwise
legally acquired) a copy of DESQview and MUST have a DESQview manual.
OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS ON NOVELL NETWORKS
Novell's MAP INSERT can be used inside DESQview. However, we recommend
that Search Drive mapping be done from within the login script prior to
starting DESQview. Search drives (Z:, Y:, X:, ...) should never be used to
change directories on the network inside DESQview. If a user issues the change
directory command from within a DESQview window on a search mapped drive the
new value entered (i.E., "cd \data") is globally applied to all DESQview
windows. This can cause application programs in other windows that use
overlays to fail as the search map no longer points to the correct directory.
DESQview will remember the correct subdirectory on MAPped drives which are not
search drives (F:, G:, H:, ...).
A user can run Novell's CAPTURE command from within batch files or from
the keyboard within a DESQview window. If the user runs CAPTURE in one window
and then reruns CAPTURE in another window the previous CAPTURE command is
lost. It is best to set up your default CAPTURE(s) from within the user login
script prior to loading DESQview.
In the case where a workstation doesn't have or has run out of exPANded
memory DESQview's default is to swap to the directory where DESQview was
started from. The user should have both create and delete rights in his
default DESQview directory. If you have limited the users' network drive disk
space DESQview may post an error message when the user attempts to switch
windows. A DESQview SWAP file is typically as large as the amount of memory
allocated to the program in the PIF file plus 10 to 16K. For programs that
use exPANded memory this can vary quite a bit. Be sure to allow the user
enough disk space to accommodate these swap files.
Each user MUST use the SERIAL NUMBER FROM THEIR COPY of DESQview when
contacting Quarterdeck Technical Support. Appendix C suggests that you may
"share" the portions of DESQview which are not unique to an individual. This
example shows how this might be done. The example lists the structure of
directories and files on a Netware file server named QDECK, the user's name
will be FRANK.
Step 1. Create a DESQview directory as a subdirectory of
Step 2. Install DESQview into SYS:PROGRAMS/DESQview.
Step 3. Create the FRANK\DV directory as a subdirectory of
Step 4. COPY these files from the DESQview diskette into
DESQVIEW.DIR DVSETUP.COM *.DVP
Note: INSTLADD.COM will not be on recent versions of DESQview.
Step 5. Delete the above files from SYS:PROGRAMS/DESQview
Step 6. Create or modify user FRANK's login script similar
to example below.
FRANK's Login script looks like this:
MAP *1:=SYS:USERS/%LOGIN_NAME/DV ;places user in their DV
MAP P:=QDECK/SYS:DATA/PDOXDATA ;required for Paradox
MAP S14:=QDECK/SYS:PROGRAMS/PARADOX ;search map for Paradox
MAP S15:=QDECK/SYS:PROGRAMS/DESQview ;search map for DESQview
MAP S16:=QDECK/SYS:PUBLIC ;search map to Public
;to keep Netware's
;from modifying your
Step 7. Login to the network as FRANK
Step 8. Make sure you are in the directory \USERS\FRANK\DV.
Type AUTOINST X: and press enter (substitute the
drive letter, i.e., F:, G:, ... for X). Repeat this
step for each drive the user has access to.
Step 9. From the FRANK\DV directory type SETUP and press
enter. You may choose either simple or advanced
setup. The setup program will create a file named
DVSETUP.DV in the FRANK\DV directory. This file is
specific to the user FRANK and the workstation's
hardware configuration (i.e., EGA monitor, allow
swapping, etc.) If FRANK were to change his video
adapter from EGA to VGA SETUP should be run again
prior to starting DESQview. If FRANK were to login
from another workstation that didn't match the video
and mouse settings in his DVSETUP.DV problems may
Your directory structure should now look similar to the example:
| +- FRANK
| +- DV (files)
| +- DESQVIEW.DIR
| AU-LOAD.COM ;Loader file for Autocad
| FW-LOAD.COM ;Loader file for Framework
| LS-LOAD.COM ;Loader file for Lotus release
| LT-LOAD.COM ;Loader file for Lotus release 1
| MM-LOAD.COM ;Loader file for Multi-Mate
| PX-LOAD.COM ;Loader file for Paradox release
| WS-LOAD.COM ;Loader file for Wordstar
| L2-PIF.DVP ;PIF for Lotus
| P2-PIF.DVP ;PIF for Paradox
| MS-PIF.DVP ;PIF for Memory Status
| AP-PIF.DVP ;PIF for Add a Program
| CP-PIF.DVP ;PIF for Change & Delete a
| DS-PIF.DVP ;PIF for Dos Services
| SS-PIF.DVP ;PIF for Sample Spreadsheet
| SD-PIF.DVP ;PIF for Sample Document
| ;PIF stands for Program Information
| +- DESQview
| | +------- (Install DESQview to this directory)
| +- PARADOX
| | +------- (program files for Paradox)
| +- LOTUS
| +------- (program files for Lotus)
| +------- (Database files for Paradox)
+------- (Worksheet files for Lotus)
FRANK should then start DESQview from the \FRANK\DV directory.
If you are running DV.COM (or XDV.COM), DESQview must be run with the
following command line:
where "(SYS)" is the drive letter assigned to the the network drive where
DESQview is loaded, and "\PROGRAMS\DESQVIEW" is the rest of the path of the
directory in which DESQview is loaded. Say "G" is the letter assigned to the
drive on which DESQview is loaded, this switch would be:
DV.COM loads DV.EXE, and looks for it only in the currently logged directory.
The switch "/F:" causes DV.COM to load the program specified. In this case,
DV.EXE is still the program loaded, but as it is not the current directory,
DV.COM must be told where to find it.
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