The Question is:
I have a licenced copy of Pathworks32 V7.0 for an NT 4 Workstation.
I have a Microvax running VMS V5.5.
I need the NT Workstation to access file shares on the VAXstation.
What is the minimum version of Pathworks server that I need to run on the
VAXstation to allow fileshare access from the NT4 Workstation running
Pathworks32 V7.0 ? and what server based (and/or Client based) Pathworks are
I would really like to avoid client based licencing if at all possible but
please note that this VAXstation will serve at most 2 NT4 Workstations.
The Answer is :
Assuming the OpenVMS VAX system is running a TCP/IP stack, no PATHWORKS
software is required on the Microsoft Windows NT 4 workstation; no
licenses are required for this configuration beyond those for the
OpenVMS software and for the Microsoft software; no PATHWORKS client
software and no client licenses are required.
If the OpenVMS VAX system is not running a TCP/IP stack, then you will
need to acquire and load PATHWORKS 32 client software on the Windows NT
4 system to provide access to the DECnet protocol, or you will have to
install a TCP/IP stack on the OpenVMS VAX system; on the VAXstation.
The OpenVMS VAX V5.5 system will require PATHWORKS V5.0F for OpenVMS
(LanManager) to provide the file serving to the Windows NT 4 workstation.
You can use the server-based licensing model to avoid running any
licensing software on the Windows NT 4 system. With the server-based
model, purchase enough licenses for the maximum number of anticipated
simultaneous Windows workstation connections.
You will want to upgrade to a more recent (and supported) version of
OpenVMS VAX as the V5.5 release is a very old and long-unsupported
release. As of this writing, V7.3 is the current OpenVMS VAX release.