Network Client 3.0 for MS-DOS

Definition of Network Client 3.0 for MS-DOS in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Network Client 3.0 for MS-DOS?

An add-on for MS-DOS that allows MS-DOS-based workstations to use resources such as shared folders, printers, and applications on a Microsoft network. Using Network Client, an MS-DOS-based workstation can participate in both workgroups and Windows NT domains.

Network Client must be installed on a machine that already has MS-DOS installed on it. Network Client has limited support for TCP/IP networking functionality such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), and Domain Name System (DNS).


You can create installation disks for Network Client using the Network Client Administrator tool in Windows NT.


If you can’t remember the syntax for Network Client commands when you use the MS-DOS command prompt, type net to load and open the Network Client pop-up command interface.

Network Client cannot function as a master browser, so if you want to browse network resources using Network Client, a master browser must already be installed on the network.