Client for Microsoft Networks

Definition of Client for Microsoft Networks in the Network Encyclopedia.

What is Client for Microsoft Networks?

Client for Microsoft Networks was a Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows 2000 networking component that made it possible to access file and print services on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows for Workgroups, and LAN Manager dedicated servers and peer servers. Client for Microsoft Networks works with any combination of NetBEUI, IPX/SPX-Compatible Protocol, and TCP/IP protocols.

Client for Microsoft Networks cannot be used for accessing non-Microsoft servers such as Novell NetWare servers. You must install Client for NetWare Networks to access these servers.

Windows 95 and Windows 98 allow you to install more than one client at a time to access different kinds of servers on the network.

How it works

Use the Network utility in Control Panel to install Client for Microsoft Networks on a computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98. Then use the property sheet of Client for Microsoft Networks to configure the computer to either participate in a workgroup or log on to a Windows NT or Windows 2000 domain.

Client for Microsoft Networks in Windows NT

In Windows NT, the equivalent component is called the Workstation service, but in Windows 2000, the component is Client for Microsoft Networks, as in Windows 95 and Windows 98.


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