The Question is:
We have around 30 pc clients running pathworks. We are now getting windows
2000 workstations. Will our current version of VMS & Pathworks support
windows 2000? If not what release do we need to go to?
The Answer is :
PATHWORKS V6.1 was the first officially supported minimum version of
the server for use with Microsoft Windows 2000. The OpenVMS Wizard
encourages the use of Advanced Server, and particularly the current
version. (Please read the OpenVMS FAQ for links to the Software
Rollout (swroll) report and the Prior Version Support (PWS) website
information, as these sites will provide you with details of the
versions currently supported.)
PATHWORKS V5.0F-ECO2 with additional patches -- particularly the
W2K02 patch available from the Support Center -- is typically
expected to operate in this configuration, though formal support
for this particular V5.0F-ECO2 configuration is not available.
If OpenVMS is running with the TCP/IP stack, a PATHWORKS 32 client
is (potentially) not strictly necessary. The PATHWORKS 32 client
brings DECnet and interoperability tools to the Windows system.
There are presently NO plans to kit, test, or release the W2K02 patch
through the ECO FTP websites; the patch kit is specifically available
solely through direct contact with the customer support centers. If
you wish to acquire this patch, you must contact the support center.
PLEASE DO NOT LOOK FOR THIS ECO ON THE FTP SERVERS, IT IS NOT AND WILL
NOT BE AVAILABLE THERE. (The OpenVMS Wizard would strongly encourage
upgrades to a more recent version of PATHWORKS, and would not normally
encourage anyone to utilize PATHWORKS V5.0F-ECO2 with the W2K02 patch.)