File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks

Definition of File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks?

A Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 networking component that allows computers running Windows 95 and Windows 98 to share folders and printers so that other clients can access them. File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks uses the Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol, and is compatible with clients such as

  • Computers running Windows 95 and Windows 98 that have Client for Microsoft Networks installed
  • Windows NT
  • Windows for Workgroups
  • LAN Manager

Use the Network utility in Control Panel to install Client for Microsoft Networks on a computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98.

NOTE

You cannot install File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks if File and Printer Sharing for NetWare Networks is already installed.