Installing SmartSuite 96 Applications on a Network Server (READNET.TXT)

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This file contains information for network administrators who are

installing SmartSuite 96 applications from a CD-ROM or disk to a

network file server.

Contents

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1. Supported Networks

2. Why Use a SmartSuite 96 Application on a Network?

3. Steps to Complete a Network Installation

4. Designing a Directory Structure for SmartSuite 96

5. How to Install on a File Server

6. How to Install on a Network Node

7. Creating Personal Directories

8. Creating Shared Data Directories

9. Automated Install

10. Uninstall

11. Multilingual Installation

12. Installing Organizer 2.1 Group Scheduling Agents

13. Information to Give Users

14. If You Have a Problem

15. Network-Specific Information for SmartSuite 96 Applications

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1. SUPPORTED NETWORKS

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Lotus SmartSuite 96 supports the following networks:

Artisoft(R) LanTastic(R) versions 5.0 and 6.0 (* see note below)

Banyan(R) VINES(R) versions 5.5x and 6.0

DEC(TM) PATHWORKS(TM) version 5.0

IBM LAN Server versions 3.0 and 4.0

Microsoft LAN Manager versions 2.1a, 2.2, and later

Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server versions 3.51 and later

NCR(R) StarGroup 3.5 version 2.1A (* see note below)

Novell(R) NetWare(R) versions 3.x, 4.0x, and 4.1

* 32-bit network drivers (Windows 95/Windows NT) were not available

for testing at the time of this product's release.

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2. WHY USE A SMARTSUITE 96 APPLICATION ON A NETWORK?

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The benefits of using a SmartSuite 96 application on a network include:

* Conserving hard-disk space by having only one copy of the

SmartSuite 96 application on the file server instead of having

a copy on each personal computer

* Allowing users to share files, computer equipment, printers,

backup devices, and other networked resources

* The ability to quickly distribute files, templates, and

applications while users access files immediately

* The ability to back up files centrally

* Saving time when upgrading to new releases of SmartSuite

applications, because you upgrade the software on the file server

instead of on individual computers

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3. STEPS TO COMPLETE A NETWORK INSTALLATION

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You must complete the following steps to install a SmartSuite 96

application on a file server:

1. When upgrading from a previous release of a SmartSuite 96

application, copy files that you want to save to another

directory before erasing the program files from your server.

2. Determine the location and names of the server directories.

3. Use the Install program to install the SmartSuite 96

application on the server.

Before you run Install, map all node users to the product and

shared tools directories.

4. Create any personal or shared data directories on the file server.

5. Make printers and network directories available to users.

6. (Optional) Create a batch file, or update the system or user

login script, to connect users to network directories.

7. Give users the information listed in section 13, "Information to

Give Users," of this document.

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4. DESIGNING A DIRECTORY STRUCTURE FOR SMARTSUITE 96

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There are several required and optional directories that you and

Install create. Before you install SmartSuite 96, decide where you

want to put the directories. Lotus recommends that you use the

directory structure shown here:

Main Lotus directory (\LOTUS)

Lotus Shared Components directory (\LOTUS\COMPNENT)

(for Word Pro, Approach, and Freelance Graphics)

Lotus Shared Components directory (LOTUS\LOTUSAPP)

(for 1-2-3 and Organizer)

Program directory for 1-2-3 Release 5 (\LOTUS\123)

Program directory for Word Pro 96 (\LOTUS\WORDPRO)

Program directory for Approach 96 (\LOTUS\APPROACH)

Program directory for Freelance Graphics 96 (\LOTUS\FLG)

Program directory for Organizer 2.1 (\LOTUS\ORGANIZE)

Program directory for SmartCenter 96 (\LOTUS\SMARTCTR)

Program directory for ScreenCam 2.1 (\LOTUS\SCRNCAM)

Program Directory for DocOnline (\LOTUS\ACROREAD)

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5. HOW TO INSTALL ON A FILE SERVER

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To run a File Server Install:

1. Insert Disk 1 or the CD-ROM into the appropriate drive.

2. (Windows 95) Choose Start - Run.

(Windows NT 3.51) Choose File - Run from the Program Manager.

3. Enter X:\INSTALL in the Run dialog box, where X: is your disk

drive or CD-ROM drive.

Install consists of a series of dialog boxes that are generally

self-explanatory. If you need more information when using a

dialog box, choose Help by clicking Help or pressing ALT+H.

4. Select "Install on a file server" at the bottom of the Welcome

to Install dialog box.

Note that if you run a Distribution Install to the file server, you

can run subsequent Standard and File Server Installs from

the Distribution Install.

When running Install:

* Use the Node User Feature Access dialog box to specify whether

node users can copy any product features to their personal

directory. (The features are available to node users

whether they can copy them or not.) These are optional

settings that will help save disk space on your node

installations. Choose Customize on the Install Options

dialog box to get to the Node User Feature Access dialog box.

* After you install a SmartSuite 96 application on the file server,

you must run a Node Install before you can run the application.

* Before you run Install, map all node users to the product and

shared components directories.

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6. HOW TO INSTALL ON A NETWORK NODE

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Once you install SmartSuite 96 on a file server, the Node Install

program resides on that server. To install a SmartSuite 96

application on a node, you must run a Node Install.

NOTE: If you want to run a SmartSuite 96 application from the file

server rather than from a node, you must complete the Node Install on

the file server.

To run a Node Install:

1. (Windows 95) Choose Start - Run.

(Windows NT 3.51) Choose File - Run from the Program Manager.

2. Type X:\<path>\INSTALL in the Run dialog box, where X:\<path>

is the drive letter and path for the SmartSuite 96 application

on your file server.

3. Choose OK.

NOTE: Before you run Install, map all node users to the product and

shared components directories.

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7. CREATING PERSONAL DIRECTORIES

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Users who run a SmartSuite 96 application from a file server must have

a personal directory.

NOTE: Each SmartSuite 96 application requires a separate personal

directory.

This directory can reside on either the file server or a node, and

contains the application configuration files. If you selected

features during the File Server Install that node users could copy,

the personal directory contains these also. Users can also store data

or other files in their personal directories.

When deciding where to locate personal directories, determine if the

file server or node has enough disk space for personal directories.

The file server may be the more convenient location for personal

directories if you are responsible for regularly backing up and

archiving data files.

If you decide to put personal directories on nodes, let users create

the directories because they are familiar with the directory structure

of their hard disks. During installation on a node, Install prompts

users for the name and location of their personal directory, and

creates the directory if it does not already exist.

If you decide to put personal directories on the file server, create

the directories yourself, because you must assign network names and

access privileges to those directories.

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8. CREATING SHARED DATA DIRECTORIES

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Shared data directories contain data files users create. One copy of

a shared data file may serve many users. Shared data directories can

have any name, can be in any location on the file server, and must be

available to node users.

After you install SmartSuite 96 application(s) on the file server,

make the server directories available to network users. The procedure

differs for each network. However, you generally need to give users

read-only access to directories in which you don't want them to write

over, delete, or create files; and give each user full access to a

personal directory. Additionally, if applicable for your network,

make directories shareable by giving the directory location on the

server a network name (share name).

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9. AUTOMATED INSTALL

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Automated Install is a feature that allows users to run the Install

program without the user interface. This feature is particularly

useful for network administrators who must manage product installations

and upgrades for large groups of users.

You use this feature by filling in the fields in the response file

(INSTSUIT.RSP) and then making that file available to users.

The information you supply in this file provides input to the Install

program so it can run without user intervention.

NOTE: Only network administrators should edit the response file.

Individual users should use the response file provided to them by

their network administrator.

To use the Automated Install feature, first prepare the response file:

1. Back up the response file by making a copy with a new name

(INSTSUIT.SAV, for example).

2. In the original response file, provide the information for each

field. Examine each default value to make sure it is the value

you want. Read the comments for each field for information

about legal values and possible interactions with other fields.

3. Validate your response file by running a test Install that uses

the response file. (See the command line information below.)

The Install program displays any errors that occur. Remember

that if you are testing Node Installs, you must run a File

Server Install first.

When your response file has no errors and performs the installation as

you intend, make it available to your users with instructions about how

to run the Install program. You might want to tell them what command

line to type, or you might choose a different method. The best

distribution strategy depends on the tools available at your site.

To run Automated Install:

1. (Windows 95) Choose Start - Run.

(Windows NT 3.51) Choose File - Run from the Program Manager.

2. Type the Install command:

<path>\install /A <ResponseFilePath> [/U ["UserName"]]

[/O [<LogFilePath>]] [/?]

where:

* path is the location of INSTALL.EXE.

* /A activates the Automated Install feature.

* ResponseFilePath is the location of the response file.

Always specify the full path to this file.

* /U allows you to specify the name of the user.

* "UserName" is the name of the user to which this copy of

the program is registered. See the comments for the UserName

field below for information about defaults.

* /O turns on status logging.

* LogFilePath is the full path and name of the status log

file. If you do not specify a path, this defaults to

LOTINST.LOG in the directory where Windows was installed.

* /? brings up the command line usage message.

Hints and Tips:

* Do not change the field names to the left of the equal signs (=)

in the response file. Changing the field names will cause errors.

* Do not remove fields from the response file. Removing fields will

cause errors.

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10. UNINSTALL

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The Uninstall program allows you to remove all files associated with a

selected Lotus application that were copied to your system when the

application was installed. It also removes all program folders or

groups, shortcut icons, icons, and Windows registry entries.

NOTE: You cannot use Uninstall to remove a files copied to a file server

during a Server Install of Smart Suite 96. You can run Uninstall only

for a Standard or Node Install of SmartSuite 96.

In SmartSuite 96, you can use the Uninstall feature to uninstall

SmartCenter 96, Word Pro 96, Approach 96, and Freelance Graphics 96.

You cannot use Uninstall to remove ScreenCam 2.1, DocOnline, Organizer

2.1, or 1-2-3 Release 5. In addition, you cannot use Uninstall to

remove files added when you installed a second or subsequent language.

Uninstall displays messages and prompts you before it removes any user-

modified file, so you can decide whether to remove the file. You can

rerun Uninstall until all files associated with the application are

removed.

Uninstall also creates an output log and displays error messages, so

you can track and review the entire process. Uninstall overwrites the

output log each time it is run, so you may want to rename this file if

you want to save it.

Uninstall does not delete files in your work or personal directories,

or other files that were changed since they were installed. It will

not delete a directory until all directories and files are removed

from that directory. In addition, Uninstall will not remove files

copied to a file server during a File Server Install.

Uninstall displays a prompt before it removes many files, in case you

do not want to remove a specific file. If you decide not to remove a

file and the product is not removed completely, then Uninstall will

also leave the files it needs to run again, including the product .INF

and CINSTALL.INI files. If you want to run Uninstall again, do not

remove these files manually.

In addition, Uninstall will not remove files needed by another Lotus

product. Be careful not to remove these shared files manually, or

other Lotus applications will not run correctly. Uninstall will

remove these files when it removes the last Lotus application.

How to Invoke Uninstall

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Uninstall is available to users from the Start menu (Windows 95) or

the Program Manager (Windows NT 3.51).

Windows 95 users can run Uninstall by completing these steps:

1. Choose Start - Settings - Control Panel.

2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

3. Select the program to be removed.

4. Click Remove.

Windows NT 3.51 users can invoke Uninstall by clicking the Uninstall

icon for the product to be removed.

As a network administrator, you can provide node users with an automated

Uninstall function by using a command line argument with the Uninstall

program:

LUNIN10 /T <ProductName> /V <ProductVersion> /I <INF_file_path>

/C <CINSTALL.INI_file_path> [/A] [/O [<LogFilePath>]]

[/L <LanguageCode>] [/U <UserName>]

where:

* /T <ProductName> is the product name, exactly as found in

the Registry.

* /V <ProductVersion> is the product version, exactly as found

in the Registry.

* /I <INF_file_path> is the complete path and name of the

file that lists the product files. This file always has an

.INF extension.

* /C <CINSTALL.INI_file_path> is the complete path and name of

the install configuration file, CINSTALL.INI.

* [/A] causes an automated Uninstall.

* [/O [<LogFilePath>]]] specifies the name and location of the

message log file Uninstall creates. This file will include

a record of each item removed and any error messages

encountered. If you omit this parameter, it defaults

to LOTUNIN.LOG in the Windows directory.

* [/L <LanguageCode>] specifies the language in which

Uninstall will run. If you omit this parameter, Uninstall

defaults to English. Valid codes are the 2-character ISO

standard language codes. You can enter any language code

here, as long as you have installed the product in that

language on this system.

* [/U <UserName>] specifies the user name to place in the

Uninstall log file. This parameter is for informational

purposes only. If you omit this parameter, Uninstall

defaults to the current user.


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11. MULTILINGUAL INSTALLATION

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You can install copies of SmartSuite 96 in multiple languages. This

capability is part of the Lotus strategy for multilingual computing.

NOTE: SmartCenter 96, Word Pro 96, Freelance Graphics 96, and Approach

96 support this strategy of multilingual computing. You can run these

applications in different languages at the same time. ScreenCam 2.1,

DocOnline, Organizer 2.1, and 1-2-3 Release 5 do not support this

feature. You can run these applications only in the language that

was last installed.

If you want to install SmartSuite 96 in more than one language, Lotus

recommends that you install all of the SmartSuite 96 applications

first. The first language you install becomes the default language.

Then you can choose which applications to install in subsequent

languages.

To add an additional language version of SmartCenter 96, Word Pro 96,

Freelance Graphics 96, or Approach 96, you must run SmartSuite Install

again. The Install program informs you that you already have a copy

of the application in a different language, and preserves the

directory structure of the default language. Lotus recommends that

you do not change this default directory.

Remember to deselect ScreenCam 2.1, DocOnline, Organizer 2.1, and

1-2-3 Release 5 before you begin to copy files in the secondary

language, unless you want to overwrite these applications with the

secondary language.

When you install different language versions of SmartCenter, SuiteStart

will only launch the default language.

As you add additional language versions of SmartSuite 96, the Install

program populates the Start menu with icons for the additional

languages. For example, the icon for the German version of Word Pro

96 is labeled "Lotus Word Pro - Deutsch."

We strongly recommend that you do not install more than one language

of SmartSuite in a single server directory.

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12. INSTALLING ORGANIZER 2.1 GROUP SCHEDULING AGENTS

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To use group scheduling, talk to your network administrator. Before

installing Organizer 2.1 with group scheduling on a local area network,

network administrators need to review the Organizer Release 2.1

Administrator's Guide.

If you are installing from disk, you can get the Organizer

Administrator's Guide and the Agent Disks by contacting Lotus Customer

Support. If you are installing from CD-ROM, the Organizer Release 2.1

Administrator's Guide is included as part of the SmartSuite DocOnline.

The Agent software is available on the SmartSuite CD-ROM in the

\ENGLISH\WINAGENT and \ENGLISH\OS2AGENT directories.

The Lotus Organizer Release 2.1 Administrator's Guide is intended for

administrators who use Organizer mail-based or single-server scheduling.

It is not intended for Organizer Personal Information Manager (PIM)

users.

If you are installing the agent software from disk, use the INSTALL.EXE

file located on the Agent Disk for your operating system. If you are

installing from the SmartSuite CD-ROM, use INSTALL.EXE located in the

\ENGLISH\WINAGENT directory (if you use Windows 95) or in the

\ENGLISH\OS2AGENT directory (if you use OS/2).

NDEPLOY.WRI and CDEPLOY.WRI are Windows 95 Write files that answer

common deployment questions for administrators who use Organizer group

scheduling with Lotus Notes or cc:Mail, respectively. The files are

not intended for administrators who use Organizer 2.1 for single-server

scheduling, or who do not use group scheduling. The files are located

in the \LOTUS\ORGANIZE\ADMIN directory after installation from

SmartSuite.

TECHNOTE.OR2 provides information for Organizer 2.1 administrators and

advanced users. The file is located in the \LOTUS\WORK\ORGANIZE

directory after installation from SmartSuite.

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13. INFORMATION TO GIVE USERS

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Provide users with the following information:

* Instructions on how to connect to:

- The network

- File server directories, such as the Lotus-application

program, personal, and shared data directories

Before you run Install, map all node users to the product and

shared components directories.

- Network printers, and how to print on a network

* Information on using the SmartSuite 96 Install program

* Information on starting SmartSuite 96 applications

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14. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

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PROBLEM: A user cannot run a SmartSuite 96 application from the

assigned node.

SOLUTION: Ensure that the user has completed the Node Install

successfully, has read-only access to the program directory, is mapped

to the appropriate directory, and that the network connections are

valid.

PROBLEM: (Windows 95) When selecting the folder to start a SmartSuite

96 application, a user receives an error message saying the path is

invalid or the file is not found.

SOLUTION: Check the drive letter specified for the SmartSuite 96

application folder. To do this:

1. Click Start - Settings - Taskbar.

2. Click the Start Menu Programs tab.

3. Click Advanced.

This launches Windows Explorer.

4. Under Programs, select Lotus Node Install.

5. Choose File - Properties.

6. Select the shortcut tab.

7. Select the appropriate Lotus application folder.

8. Make sure that the drive letter in the user's network

connection to the Lotus program directory is the same as that

specified for the Lotus application folder, or change the

properties of the folder to use the drive letter specified in

the user's network connection.

PROBLEM: (Windows NT 3.51) When clicking the icon to start a

SmartSuite 96 application, a user receives an error message saying the

path is invalid or the file is not found.

SOLUTION: Check the drive letter specified for the SmartSuite 96

application icon. To do this:

1. Click the program icon.

2. Choose File - Properties from the Program Manager.

3. Make sure that the drive letter in the user's network

connection to the Lotus program directory is the same as that

specified for the Lotus application icon, or change the

properties of the icon to use the drive letter specified in the

user's network connection.

PROBLEM: A user tries to gain access to a shared data file in the

shared data directory on the file server and receives a message

indicating that no reservation is available.

SOLUTION: This problem could be caused by any of the following:

* Another user has the file reservation.

* The directory is a read-only directory and does not allow users

to write to files.

* The file is a read-only file.

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15. NETWORK-SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR SMARTSUITE 96 APPLICATIONS

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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, specify Read (R) access for each

directory.

Artisoft LANtastic versions 5.0 and 6.0

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Lotus recommends that you organize the server directories as follows:

Lotus parent directory

1-2-3 program directory

Freelance Graphics program directory

recommended share name - FLG

Word Pro program directory

Organizer program directory

Approach program directory

Lotus Shared Tools directory

recommended share name - COMPNENT

NOTE: After installing 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics, Word Pro, Organizer,

or Approach, users will not be able to use the application unless you

make each file in the Lotus Shared Tools directory a read-only file.

To do so, use the DOS ATTRIB command.

Banyan VINES versions 5.5x and 6.0

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Lotus recommends that you organize the server directories as follows:

Lotus parent directory

1-2-3 program directory

recommended StreetTalk item name - 123@GROUP@ORGANIZATION

Freelance Graphics program directory

recommended StreetTalk item name - FLG@GROUP@ORGANIZATION

Word Pro program directory

recommended StreetTalk item name - LWP@GROUP@ORGANIZATION

Organizer program directory

recommended StreetTalk item name - ORGANIZE@GROUP@ORGANIZATION

NOTE: To use Organizer on this network, install the MS-Net

driver.

Approach program directory

recommended StreetTalk item name - APPROACH@GROUP@ORGANIZATION

Lotus Shared Tools directory

recommended StreetTalk item name - COMPNENT@GROUP@ORGANIZATION

NOTE: After installing Freelance Graphics, Word Pro, Organizer, and

Approach, users will not be able to use the application unless you make

each file in the Lotus Shared Tools directory a read-only file. To do

so, use the DOS ATTRIB command.

DEC PATHWORKS version 5.0

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Lotus recommends that you organize the server directories as follows:

Lotus parent directory

1-2-3 program directory

recommended application file service name - 123

Freelance Graphics program directory

recommended application file service name - FLG

Word Pro program directory

recommended application file service name - WORDPRO

Organizer program directory

recommended application file service name - ORGANIZE

Approach program directory

recommended application file service name - APPROACH

Lotus Shared Tools directory

IBM LAN Server versions 3.0 and 4.0

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Lotus recommends that you organize the server directories as follows:

Lotus parent directory

1-2-3 program directory

recommended alias - L123W

Freelance Graphics program directory

recommended alias - FLG

Word Pro program directory

recommended alias - WORDPRO

Organizer program directory

recommended alias - ORGANIZE

Approach program directory

recommended alias - APPROACH

Lotus Shared Tools directory

Microsoft LAN Manager versions 2.1a, 2.2, and later

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Lotus recommends that you organize the server directories as follows:

Lotus parent directory

1-2-3 program directory

recommended share name - 123

Freelance Graphics program directory

recommended share name - FLG

Word Pro program directory

recommended share name - WORDPRO

Organizer program directory

recommended share name - ORGANIZE

Approach program directory

recommended share name - APPROACH

Lotus Shared Tools directory

Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, versions 3.51 or later

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Lotus recommends that you organize the server directories as follows:

Lotus parent directory

1-2-3 program directory

recommended share name - COMPNENT

Freelance Graphics program directory

recommended share name - FLG

Word Pro program directory

recommended share name - COMPNENT

Organizer program directory

recommended share name - COMPNENT

Approach program directory

recommended share name - COMPNENT

Lotus Shared Tools directory

NCR StarGroup 3.5 version 2.1A

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Lotus recommends that you organize the server directories as follows:

Lotus parent directory

1-2-3 program directory

recommended share name - 123

Freelance Graphics program directory

recommended share name - FLG

Word Pro program directory

recommended share name - WORDPRO

Organizer program directory

NOTE: Do not try to use Organizer on this network.

Approach program directory

recommended share name - APPROACH

Lotus Shared Tools directory

NOTE: After installing Freelance Graphics, Word Pro, or Approach,

users will not be able to use the application unless you make each

file in the Lotus Shared Tools directory a read-only file. To do so,

use the DOS ATTRIB command.

Novell NetWare versions 3.x, 4.0x, and 4.1

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NOTE: Specify Read-File Scan (RF) access for each directory.

Lotus recommends that you organize the server directories as follows:

Lotus parent directory

1-2-3 program directory

Freelance Graphics program directory

Word Pro program directory

Organizer program directory

Approach program directory

Lotus Shared Tools directory



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