This chapter describes how to use the NetWare task-switching files, and gives advice about which parameters to review in NET.CFG if problems arise while you are using these files.
NOTE: If you are not sure whether your application needs task-switching support, go ahead and run the task-switching files; they use only a small amount of memory. After running the application, enter the command line parameter /D and look at the number in the "Far Call Usage" field. If this number is zero, your application has not used the task-switching files, so you can run it without them.
To use the NetWare task-switching files in DOS
Task Switching in MS Windows
The NetWare task-switching files help non-MS Windows IPX and SPX programs work in a task-switching environment.
If you are running MS Windows 3.0, see the following section "Task Switching with MS Windows 3.0." If you are running MS Windows 3.1, see "Task Switching with MS Windows 3.1" on page 26-3.
Task Switching with MS Windows 3.0
The task-switching files for MS Windows 3.0 are TBMI2.COM and TASKID.COM.
Task Switching with MS Windows 3.1
The task-switching file for MS Windows 3.1 is TBMI2.COM.
Using Command Line Parameters with TBMI2 or TASKID
You can use any of the following command line parameters with TBMI2 or TASKID.
/? or /H |
Displays help text. |
Specifies an alternative configuration file that TBMI2 should use; the default is NET.CFG. Do not put a space between /C and the filename. For example, you would type TBMI2/CTBMI2.CFG <Enter> at the system prompt.|
Displays diagnostic information. |
Displays version information.|
Unloads TBMI2 after you exit MS Windows. |
If you have problems while using TBMI2, you may need to change configuration parameters in the NET.CFG file. View configuration parameters by typing "TBMI2 /D" at the system prompt, and check the values associated with