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faq:win [2014/03/12 23:42]
digital man [Win64] Provide screen captures and mention the new "NO_DOS" option.
faq:win [2019/01/25 19:40] (current)
digital man [IPv6] Fix spotted typo
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 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Synchronet and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Synchronet and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  
-  * [[#​sbbsexec.dll|Why don't DOS programs run on my Windows Vista or Windows 7 system]]?+  * [[#​sbbsexec.dll|Why don't DOS programs run on my Windows VistaWindows 7 or Windows 8 system]]?
   * [[#​win64|Why don't DOS programs run on my 64-bit Windows system]]? ​   * [[#​win64|Why don't DOS programs run on my 64-bit Windows system]]? ​
   * [[#​external_popup|How do I keep external programs from popping up windows and   * [[#​external_popup|How do I keep external programs from popping up windows and
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   * [[#​dial-up|How do I setup my BBS to support dial-up modems/​users]]?​   * [[#​dial-up|How do I setup my BBS to support dial-up modems/​users]]?​
   * [[#​ansi.sys|Why is the console output of some DOS programs not sent to the remote terminal]]?   * [[#​ansi.sys|Why is the console output of some DOS programs not sent to the remote terminal]]?
 +  * [[#ipv6|Why do I get !ERROR 11001 calling getaddrinfo() on :: on Windows XP]]?
  
 ===== SBBSEXEC.DLL ===== ===== SBBSEXEC.DLL =====
 :?: **Question:​**\\ :?: **Question:​**\\
-Why don't DOS programs (e.g. editors, door games) run on my //Windows Vista// ​or //Windows 7 32-bit// system?+Why don't DOS programs (e.g. editors, door games) run on my //Windows Vista////Windows 7//, //Windows 8// or //Windows 10// 32-bit ​(x86) operating ​system?
  
 :!: **Answer:​**\\ :!: **Answer:​**\\
-There are 2 new requirements for 16-bit DOS programs to work under Synchronet-Win32 on //Windows Vista// ​and //Windows 7// (32-bit):+There are 2 new requirements for 16-bit DOS programs to work under Synchronet-Win32 on //Windows Vista+// 32-bit ​(x86operating systems:
   - You must have ''​SBBSEXEC.DLL''​ rev 38 or later (this is included in SBBS v3.14a).   - You must have ''​SBBSEXEC.DLL''​ rev 38 or later (this is included in SBBS v3.14a).
   - You must copy ''​SBBSEXEC.DLL''​ to your Windows ''​System32''​ folder.   - You must copy ''​SBBSEXEC.DLL''​ to your Windows ''​System32''​ folder.
 +
 +Beginning with Windows 8, Microsoft disables support for 16-bit (DOS) programs by default. Search for "​16-bit Application Support"​ in the Windows Control Panel and enable that setting. This setting only exists in 32-bit versions of Windows 8 and Windows 10.
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 +64-bit (x64, amd64) editions of Windows cannot run 16-bit DOS programs from Synchronet. See the next FAQ item for the details.
  
 ===== Win64 ===== ===== Win64 =====
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 {{:​faq:​term_server_cfg.png|New option to disable DOS Program Support in the Terminal Server Configuration dialog of the Synchronet Control Panel}} ​ {{:​faq:​term_server_cfg.png|New option to disable DOS Program Support in the Terminal Server Configuration dialog of the Synchronet Control Panel}} ​
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 +**Note**: The Synchronet [[server:​Terminal]] Server assumes external programs are 16-bit DOS programs by default. In order to indicate that a program is a native (e.g. 32-bit) program, you must either set the corresponding [[util:​SCFG]] ''​Native Executable''​ option to ''​Yes''​ (for each instance the program is used in a command-line in [[util:​SCFG]]) or add the program name (as used in the command-line) to the [[util:​SCFG]]->​External Programs->​Native Program List:
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 +  ╔════════════════════════════╗
 +  ║     ​Native Program List    ║
 +  ╠════════════════════════════╣
 +  ║ │cmd.exe ​                  ║
 +  ║ │sh                        ║
 +  ║ │csh ​                      ║
 +  ║ │bash ​                     ║
 +  ║ │node ​                     ║
 +  ║ │smbutil ​                  ║
 +  ║ │zip ​                      ║
 +  ║ │unzip ​                    ║
 +  ║ │pkzip25 ​                  ║
 +  ║ │mp3info ​                  ║
 +  ║ │                          ║
 +  ╚════════════════════════════╝
 +
 ===== External Popup ===== ===== External Popup =====
 :?: **Question:​**\\ :?: **Question:​**\\
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 :!: **Answer:​**\\ :!: **Answer:​**\\
 Check that your ''​C:​\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.NT''​ file does NOT include Microsoft'​s ''​ANSI.SYS''​ console driver. Use of this ''​ANSI.SYS''​ driver defeats the interception of console output from some 16-bit console I/O programs. Check that your ''​C:​\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.NT''​ file does NOT include Microsoft'​s ''​ANSI.SYS''​ console driver. Use of this ''​ANSI.SYS''​ driver defeats the interception of console output from some 16-bit console I/O programs.
 +
 +===== IPv6 =====
 +:?: **Question:​**\\
 +Why do I get the error message ''​!ERROR 11001 calling getaddrinfo() on ::''​ when running Synchronet v3.17 on Windows XP?
 +
 +:!: ** Answer:**\\
 +Synchronet v3.17 defaults to assuming that your operating system supports IPv6. Windows XP does not support IPv6 by default (only IPv4). You can either install IPv6 services on Windows XP (e.g. using the command-line:​ ''​[[https://​support.microsoft.com/​en-us/​kb/​2478747|netsh int ipv6 install]]''​) or set the ''​Interface''​ key values in your ''​[[config:​sbbs.ini]]''​ file to exclude the IPv6 //​all-interfaces//​ address: ''::''​.
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
   * [[:faq:|FAQ Index]]   * [[:faq:|FAQ Index]]
  

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