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Win98 Resource Kit

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The bad news is that the Win98 Resource Kit (RK) ftp server will be shut down by MS in May 2005. :(

So go ahead and download while you can. :)

This is a very old topic but the funny thing is that MDGx was wrong and the FTP mentioned in the beginning still works :lol:

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The bad news is that the Win98 Resource Kit (RK) ftp server will be shut down by MS in May 2005. :(

So go ahead and download while you can. :)

This is a very old topic but the funny thing is that MDGx was wrong and the FTP mentioned in the beginning still works :lol:

I can confirm that.

But, is there a way to download all the Resource Kit files together and with the proper directory structure? It's tedious to manually create multiple subdirectories for files that'll finish downloading in a few seconds.

--JorgeA

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But, is there a way to download all the Resource Kit files together and with the proper directory structure? It's tedious to manually create multiple subdirectories for files that'll finish downloading in a few seconds.
FlashGet using the Site Explorer. Otherwise, in Internet Explorer (when available) "Tools->InternetOptions->Advanced" tick "Enable Folder View for FTP". With 2k3 and below (using IE6) this provides the FTP site in Explorer (Network Places) where you can Copy a whole folder to your HDD. You get the same result from FlashGet when you set the option to copy the folder structure - just go to the FTP site, make the Folder show up in the right-hand pan, right-clisk and "Download"...

...and a big Edit! Using MS method is SLOWWWW!!!! FlashGet is FASSSST!

BTW, SOMETIMES, the FTP site is "down" as previously noted (very undependable).

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submix8c,

Is this the Site Explorer you mentioned?

Also, if this is the same FlashGet, then I don't think I want it anywhere near my PC! :ph34r:

Looks like I'd have to go with the plan B you suggest.

Thanks for the ideas.

--JorgeA

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1 - No it is NOT the "Site Explorer" - there's one WITHIN FlashGet.

2 - FlashGet v1.73 is the one I use. No special "extras", no "ads", yada-yada. Real "clean". I really don't know if it's Vista-compatible (I currently use Pre-Vista OS). Those "concerns" apparently have to do with newer versions. I've been using it for, well, YEARS!!! And not one single "concern"...

edit - BTW, look here for the Change log...

edit2 - another download link - claims Vista Compatibility (still unsure if on an x64 OS)

edit3 - NOPE!!!! no INI even close to that. Apparently it was the SUCCESSOR versions that has that "hole". USE IT! It's safe!

P.S. Don't believe everything until you investigate thoroughly.

Final note here -

This “vulnerability” is present in all versions of FlashGet 1.9.xx.

HTH...

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2 - FlashGet v1.73 is the one I use. No special "extras", no "ads", yada-yada. Real "clean"...Final note here -
This “vulnerability” is present in all versions of FlashGet 1.9.xx.
Flashget

The earlier FlashGet v1.72 Build 128, which has to be registered, is the best version. v1.73 is freeware with a google toolbar or maybe advertising. I have come across 3 versions of v1.72.128, the good one is fgf172.exe, 2.709.895 bytes, 24-May-2006, from http://www.oldapps.com/flashget.php?old_flashget=19 , actual download location http://download.oldapps.com/Flashget/fgf172.exe This version of v1.72 contains the "FlashGet-replace.xpi", which does NOT work with Firefox v3.5.9.

Files downloaded with Flashget have as file modification date the date of the upload to the server, not the date the file was downloaded.

I got the "Opera Plug-In for FlashGet v1.1", Flashget v1.72 and FlashGot working together nicely with Firefox and Opera, it's a little tricky. Under Firefox I have the choice to save via Firefox/FlashGot or via FlashGet.

MS Windows 98 Resource Kit

The term "Windows 98 Resource Kit " has been used to refer to 2 different things:

- the apps (a sampler is on the Win98SE CD, in folder \tools\reskit\, the real stuff is on the book CD)

- the ebook file \tools\reskit\rkbook.chm, of the book with the same title with 1766 pages

I know of 2 versions of the eBook file:

- RK98BOOK.CHM, 3,255,721 bytes of 30-Apr-1998 (on the WIn98FE CD, on the Win98SE CDs and on the book CD of the book)

- rk98book.chm, 3,223,414 bytes of 28-Aug-2001, together with another file rk98book.chi (24,732 bytes), on the MSDN Library October 2001 CD

Both versions have an identical content, both versions are missing the 88-page index of the printed book. The version on the MSDN Library October 2001 CD, however, is preferrable, it contains 2 extra tabs (Index and Favorites), and several additional buttons. The Locate buttons displays in which chapter you are and the Print button has a better selection of what to print.

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I just checked what's available at the download link ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/technet/samples/ps/win98/reskit/ against what's on the book CD. I downloaded that stuff with Flashget v1.72; my settings were soft on their server with the maximum of simultaneous jobs set to 3: download time 1hr 13mins, 2373 files, 91 folders, 162MB. Here some interesting findings

1 ) The version on the server is the latest version of the MS Windows 98 Resource Kit apps, and differs from the version of the book CD

NOTE: The latest version of the eBook files (rkbook.chm and rkbook.chi) is on the MSDN Library October 2001 CD (see the preceding posting). By combining the content of the server with the eBook version from the MSDN October 2001 CD, one could create an iso with the latest version of the MS Windows 98 Resource Kit.

Some stuff was removed from the MS server, like MSDICTATION, MSVOICE and DIAGNOSE\FILEWISE.EXE. Here is a part of the report generated by Beyond Compare:of the differences between the book CD (mounted as V:) and the stuff downloaded from the MS server (in folder F:\Win98Reskit_24May2012):

Binary Comparison of <V:\> to <F:\Win98Reskit_24May2012>

2409 files in 93 folders

2368 files match exactly

------------------------

5 files don't match

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HELP\WIN98RK.CHM [the CHM on the server has 308,133 bytes and a modification date of 9-Nov-1998, the CHM on the book CD has 311,429 bytes and a modification date of 30-Apr-1998. Both .chm files open Ok.]

SETUP\CDSETUP.EXE

SETUP\RESKIT.INF [reskit.inf was apparently fixed by MS for deleted files]

SETUP\RESKIT.STF

TMC\WIN98TMC.DLL [the DLL on the server is v1.1.02 of 14-Jan-1999, the DLL on the book CD is v1.0.0.1 of 29-Apr-1998]

The version on the MS server is a later version than the CD which came with the printed book. I plan to make a 2nd download with Flashget, to make sure that everything is identical to the 1st download, and then put that stuff into an iso container, labeled "Windows 98 Resource Kit, final Technet Server version". I would speculate that the stuff on the server came from a TechNet CD. Unfortunately, I do not have such a Technet CD in my archive, only, for example, the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit (TechNet CD, January 2000) or the Windows 2000 Professional Resource Kit (TechNet CD, February 2000).

BTW, while I was looking at the old TechNet CDs, I came across the CDs "Windows codenamed Millenium Beta 1 [Dec.1999]", Beta 2 [Jan.2000] and Beta3 [June 2000]., which may contain DLLs possibly useful for Win98SE.

38 folders and files only on left [= not on TechNet server version]

---------------------------------

APPS\IMAGINE_LE\QP\AUDIO\FRESK2_1.WAV

APPS\MSDICTATION\

APPS\MSDICTATION\MSDCTX86.EXE

APPS\MSDICTATION\README.TXT

APPS\MSVOICE\

APPS\MSVOICE\README.TXT

APPS\MSVOICE\SDK30S.EXE

APPS\NETSHOW\GALLERY\MEYDENBAUER\BLANK.HTM

APPS\NETSHOW\GALLERY\NAME.HTM

APPS\NETSHOW\HOWTO\CCAG\IMAGES\AMPLITUDE.GIF

APPS\NETSHOW\HOWTO\CCAG\IMAGES\REDUCED.GIF

APPS\NETSHOW\HOWTO\CCAG\IMAGES\SAMPLE.GIF

APPS\NETSHOW\IMAGES\NSFAMILYBTTM.GIF

APPS\NETSHOW\IMAGES\NSFAMILYTOP.GIF

APPS\NETSHOW\NSFAMILY.HTM

DIAGNOSE\FILEWISE.EXE

TMC\ACCESS.HTM

TMC\CONFIG.HTM

TMC\CONSOLE.GIF

TMC\DEPLOY.HTM

TMC\DESKTOP.HTM

TMC\DOCUMENT.GIF

TMC\DXTSHOOT.HTM

TMC\FILETOOL.HTM

TMC\GUI.GIF

TMC\HELP.GIF

TMC\HELPBOOK.GIF

TMC\HTML.GIF

TMC\NETADMIN.HTM

TMC\NTDISK.GIF

TMC\NTTILE.GIF

TMC\PC32.GIF

TMC\PERFORM.HTM

TMC\POWERTOY.HTM

TMC\REGTOOL.HTM

TMC\SCRIPTOL.HTM

TMC\SERVICE.GIF

TMC\TMCTKPAD.DLL

2) Download issues of Flashget v1.72

2 files could not get downloaded initially by Flashget (red cross in Flashget window), a 2nd attempt to download these 2 files individually with Flashget was successful.

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For FireFox FlashGet Add-On - FlashGot (I have v1.2.1.18)

Apparently there are multiple v1.73 Build 128 - the OldApps version is almost identical to the one I use, the difference being "getflash.dll" (mine is newer 09/12/2006 vs 07/07/2006 and bigger) and "jchchs.ini" (chinese language support - mine is newer and bigger). No advertising whatsoever - the Google Toolbar might be installed (stealth-like) but can be uninstalled. There is, however, a "black box" in the upper right where adverts used to be. No registration.

FlashGet Version 1.73 (2006.9)

* support flash(swf) file download

* add a search toolbar

* bug fixed

FlashGet Version 1.72 (2006.5)

* All free !!! * Context menu add to Opera 8.x

* some fine changes

* bug fixed

I would say that mine might be the last "fixed" version, as I got it when it still existed on their webpage when it became "free" and the v8.x versions came along (?). Mine is 3,224,263 bytes (much larger due to newer Google and the noted files - dated at download 11/22/2006). Apparently "GetFlash.DLL" is a BHO (I disabled mine in "Manage Add-Ons" - don't remember when) and is (maybe?) used for checking newer versions (can be "turned off" in Options). Using ResHacker reveals two BitMaps in OldApps one (both Chinese) and 4 in mine (both English). Also in the "Manage Add-ons" is the Flashget Toolbar (really unnecessary - allows for it to show up in IE ToolBar) and the Browser Extension (to allow for right-click - "Download"). I have no clue how to get rid of the "black box". Also, did a "test" of Universal Extractor on it/them - they might function without the Installer (didn't do any more than "start" it up).

OK, that's all I know. End of line...

edit - Here it states

After v1.73 flashget stopped installing adware on your PC but imediately after 1.73 (1.80) it started opening ports.
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... No advertising whatsoever - the Google Toolbar might be installed (stealth-like) but can be uninstalled. There is, however, a "black box" in the upper right where adverts used to be. No registration.FlashGet Version 1.73 (2006.9)
Hi submix8c,

Flashget

I haven't given a thought to the black box until you mentioned it. Some old versions of Flashget install stuff to \Windows\System\Adcache\ , probably a leftover of Cydoor_CD.exe adware. I don't remember whether it was detected by Kaspersky, but I don't want to have any stuff on my computer which starts to communicate to who knows where, especially since I have opened my firewall to it.

I have tried out many versions, but rejected all except that specific build 1.72.128 from oldapps.com. I have not tried out the specific build you have, but there are so many sub-builds, perhaps because the advertising content was changed frequently. I didn't trust the other builds I had tried out, and some time ago I was at the point of dumping Flashget altogether because of security concerns, but this build seems Ok. Registration should be no technical issue. I have attached a screenshot of Flashget v1.72.128 from oldapps.com with the black rectangle at the top right.

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The download link displayed in posting #1 is very interesting.

1) The link is misspelled. There are apparently 2 folders on the MS server with this name, one with a CAPITAL R "Reskit" and the other with a SMALL r "reskit"

2) When downloading with Flashget from the folder with the small "r", a varying number of files gets downloaded, usually 9 files, but sometimes 22 files, until the download terminates. When downloading with Flashget from the folder with the capital "R", 2000+ files get downloaded. On the 1st download attempts from the folder with the Capital "R", 2375 files and 91 folders were downloaded, on the 2nd attempt 2362 files and 89 folders. Also the folder with the small "r" has a blank modification date.

The bad news is that the Win98 Resource Kit (RK) ftp server will be shut down by MS in May 2005. :(

So go ahead and download while you can. :)

Tried couple more times, still no go--- I can believe i actually spent hours tweaking my settings & programs, trying to get into the site.

You are right. Connection is really bad. So far I am not able to download anything. However, now I can see at least the directories.......

The 2 different folder names may be the cause for the download issues, and may be the reason why the stuff is still on the MS server, maybe it's hard to delete. I would speculate that this could explain the varying download results, and that other such instances could exist, and I fully trust that there are no security issues. I am attaching a screenshot of the 2 different folder names. Firefox or FTP Voyager, for example, display only one folder with a Capital "R".

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@submix8c

@Multibooter

Great detective work, you guys! :thumbup Thanks very much.

This will be a project for a holiday weekend... :whistle:

--JorgeA

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1) The link is misspelled. There are apparently 2 folders on the MS server with this name, one with a CAPITAL R "Reskit" and the other with a SMALL r "reskit"

AFAIK, this also implies that these files are hosted on a non-Windows server since I don't think that Windows is able to handle two files or folders in the same directory that differ only by capitalization. :) Amusing.

Cheers and Regards

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The download link displayed in posting #1 is very interesting.

1) The link is misspelled. There are apparently 2 folders on the MS server with this name, one with a CAPITAL R "Reskit" and the other with a SMALL r "reskit"

I can't reproduce this.

What do you see when you go to the parent directory ...

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/technet/samples/ps/win98

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I can't reproduce this.

Actually, I can't either. I was going off the screenshot that was posted, so it must have been true at least at some point.

[ As an aside, FlashGet used to be a favorite of mine for quite some time, though I have not used it in a long time. Looking back through my app collection I see that I have Multibooter's v1.72build128 (fgf172.exe - 9/8/2006 - 2,530,788 bytes), and two versions of v1.73, (fgf173.exe - 9/12/2006 - 3,069,001 bytes) and (fgf173.exe - 2/16/2009 [though flashget.exe is dated 9/11/2006] - 3,224,463 bytes). This last one must be the same version you have submix8c, assuming your size of 3,224,263 bytes was a typo. I have not looked closely at the other version of fgf173.exe, it's just part of the collection. LOL ]

My current FTP client of choice is FileZilla and I looked at the MS server Win98 site with that, along with just using my browser (current favorite Iron, a version of Chrome). Like CharlotteTheHarlot, I only saw the Reskit folder and not the reskit one. Using Filezilla, I downloaded the Reskit folder and got 2382 files and 91 folders, not counting the Reskit folder itself, with 170,022,244 bytes. This was consistent over two separate downloads. The contents seem to be consistent with Multibooter's analysis of the differences he found between the server contents and the book CD contents he referenced. (Might the files available on the book CD that are not available on the server be made available somewhere, assuming they might be of some value or interest?)

Cheers and Regards

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My current FTP client of choice is FileZilla
Hi bphlpt,

What is the last/best version of FileZilla for Win98SE?

Most of the files not downloaded by Flashget v1.72 were .HTM, .GIF, .TXT and .DLL (see list in posting #32), maybe Flashget v1.72 has an issue. When selecting in the right-click menu of the FlashGet Site Explorer: "Open in Browser" ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/technet/samples/ps/win98/Reskit/APPS/NETSHOW/HOWTO/CCAG/IMAGES/REDUCED.GIF , which is on the list above, is displayed Ok in Firefox, when selecting "Download" in the right-click menu of Flashget Site Explorer, nothing happens.

The file ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/technet/samples/ps/win98/Reskit/APPS/NETSHOW//GALLERY/NAME.HTM loads Ok into Firefox, but is not displayed by FlashGet v1.72, only a zero-length file with no prefix, just ".htm".

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When the folder name with the capital "R" is entered into the Address field in Flashget Site Explorer, only 1 folder "Reskit" is displayed, not a 2nd folder "reskit". So the issue of the 2 folders may be an issue of Flashget. Unfortunately I couldn't upload the screen shot, the global upload quota was exceeded :(

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@bphlpt - yes...typo... that's the one I have (and now including the other two... the "older" being the FileHippo one and BTW, the same differences apply except additionally Flashget.exe is even smaller/older).

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1) The link is misspelled. There are apparently 2 folders on the MS server with this name, one with a CAPITAL R "Reskit" and the other with a SMALL r "reskit"

2) When downloading with Flashget from the folder with the small "r", a varying number of files gets downloaded, usually 9 files, but sometimes 22 files, until the download terminates. When downloading with Flashget from the folder with the capital "R", 2000+ files get downloaded. On the 1st download attempts from the folder with the Capital "R", 2375 files and 91 folders were downloaded, on the 2nd attempt 2362 files and 89 folders. Also the folder with the small "r" has a blank modification date.

The 2 different folder names may be the cause for the download issues, and may be the reason why the stuff is still on the MS server, maybe it's hard to delete. I would speculate that this could explain the varying download results, and that other such instances could exist, and I fully trust that there are no security issues. I am attaching a screenshot of the 2 different folder names. Firefox or FTP Voyager, for example, display only one folder with a Capital "R".

Nuh-uh... no problem with FG173. Might I suggest you Upgrade to the OldApps version I posted, disable the said BHO module, and get the FF Add-On I suggested (not Opera Compatible? don't know...). I have absolutely no problem whatsoever (FF 3.6.28 on an XP-type system). Point of interest - I'm not sure if the "Add-On" you are using would work on newer FF or if the one I suggested would work on your version of FF...

The folder in question makes no difference to "name" - they both point to THE SAME FOLDER CONTENTS (r vs. R is an "alternate server pointer")! Obviously a "bug" in your FGv172 that was fixed. The contents is actually within the "R-" folder (which is the only one I have showing) and the total files/folders is 2382/91 and is an "extracted" CD-ROM image (notice the Autorun.inf?).

HTH...

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Hi bphlpt,

What is the last/best version of FileZilla for Win98SE?

Most of the files not downloaded by Flashget v1.72 were .HTM, .GIF, .TXT and .DLL (see list in posting #32), maybe Flashget v1.72 has an issue. When selecting in the right-click menu of the FlashGet Site Explorer: "Open in Browser" ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/technet/samples/ps/win98/Reskit/APPS/NETSHOW/HOWTO/CCAG/IMAGES/REDUCED.GIF , which is on the list above, is displayed Ok in Firefox, when selecting "Download" in the right-click menu of Flashget Site Explorer, nothing happens.

The file ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/technet/samples/ps/win98/Reskit/APPS/NETSHOW//GALLERY/NAME.HTM loads Ok into Firefox, but is not displayed by FlashGet v1.72, only a zero-length file with no prefix, just ".htm".

FileZilla for Win98? Sorry, I think it's currently only available for XP and later. For what it's worth, the files I downloaded seemed to be complete, at least the two particular files you mentioned above seemed correct. If you have a list of the files you are having trouble downloading correctly I might could find you another temporary link for them. My previous question stands. Any idea where I might be able to download the "missing" files that were available with the book?

Cheers and Regards

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FileZilla 2.2.22 runs OK on 98/ME. :hello:

Other decent 98/ME compatible FTP clients btw:

FTP Surfer 1.0.7

BlazeFtp 2.1

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http://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7089 (Some of the links added by me)

FileZilla Client:

Windows 95C - last working Filezilla 2.2.18 - http://www.filehippo.com/download_filezilla/667/

Windows 98/SE/ME - last working Filezilla 2.2.22 - http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/FileZilla%20Portable/Portable%20FileZilla%202.2.22/

Windows 2000 - last official working version is 3.0.11.1 - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/files/FileZilla_Client/3.0.11.1/

The current versions up to 3.5.3 seem to work fine on Windows 2000, but only basic functionality has been tested.

If FileZilla freezes itself or even the OS right after the start, you must disable automatic updates. See http://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?p=51733#p51733 . I recommend to disable automatic updates via an fzdefaults.xml file. You can either create your own, see the fzdefaults.xml.example file that got installed with FileZilla, or use the one I've attached to this post (dump the file into the program directory of FileZilla).

As FileZilla 2.2.32 seems to have disappeared from the Sourceforge list, here the download link for anyone still needing it:

http://download.filezilla-project.org/legacy/FileZilla_2_2_32_setup.exe (only transition to v3 supported)

http://download.filezilla-project.org/legacy/FileZilla_2_2_32_src.zip

Legacy version, don't ask for support on the forums, you are on your own. Don't blame us if you run into problems.

Cheers and Regards

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My previous question stands. Any idea where I might be able to download the "missing" files that were available with the book?
Nope - note those particular ones. I believe they might also be on the VS6 (?) CD's as well. See this (April 2001 - even more different sizes).

Just out of curiosity, do you expect that "more info" will be in the MSDN 2001 set(s)? I have access to the MSDN Oct 2001 but, why bother?

edit - MSDN Library Wiki

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I believe they might also be on the VS6 (?) CD's as well.
No. I checked the folders \MSDN\ on "MSDN Library - Visual Studio 6.0a CD1 DN60AENU1.iso" and "MSDN Library - Visual Studio 6.0a CD2 DN60AENU2.iso", they do not contain RK98BOOK.CHM.
See this (April 2001 - even more different sizes).
I don't have the April 2001 CD, the link indicates that the April 2001 CD contains a 3rd version of RK98BOOK.CHM:

File : RK98BOOK.CHM

Path : %programfiles%\microsoft visual studio\msdn\2001apr\1033

MD5 : e1ccf4df50490415b1d3f724f7fb1f6d - (3223224 Bytes)

RK98BOOK.CHM on the Book CD and from the TechNet server: 3,255,721 bytes, modification date: 30-Apr-1998, MD5: F456ECDE435F6324C8FF69D3630FB508

RK98BOOK.CHM from the MSDN Library October 2001 CD: 3,223,414 bytes, modification date: 28-Aug-2001, MD5: 67BC6DCFA957BAC9564569E53FA19E97

Just out of curiosity, do you expect that "more info" will be in the MSDN 2001 set(s)? I have access to the MSDN Oct 2001 but, why bother?
I like the version from the MSDN 2001 CD better, same info but better handling. Here an excerpt of my posting #31:
I know of 2 versions of the eBook file:

- RK98BOOK.CHM, 3,255,721 bytes of 30-Apr-1998 (on the WIn98FE CD, on the Win98SE CDs and on the book CD of the book)

- rk98book.chm, 3,223,414 bytes of 28-Aug-2001, together with another file rk98book.chi (24,732 bytes), on the MSDN Library October 2001 CD

Both versions have an identical content, both versions are missing the 88-page index of the printed book. The version on the MSDN Library October 2001 CD, however, is preferrable, it contains 2 extra tabs (Index and Favorites), and several additional buttons. The Locate buttons displays in which chapter you are and the Print button has a better selection of what to print.

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There is a List of Documentation Errors in Windows 98 Resource Kit at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188307

I checked 2 of these corrections (for p.599, p.626) against the latest version of RK98BOOK.CHM (on the MSDN Library October 2001 CD), the errors were not corrected in the latest version of RK98BOOK.CHM.

MS apparently did not update the content of RK98BOOK.CHM, only improved the handling in the MSDN version. I couldn't find the corresponding page numbers in the .chm file, so this kb188307 is of use only when used together with the printed book.

I cannot print this article kb188307 properly, the only easy way to have a hard-copy of it may be to copy and paste the text from the browser window into another application. Any better suggestions?

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You mean print it like this?

CD-ROM: ReadMe.doc Contains Incorrect File Reference

In the Readme file on this CD, the instructions to install the Internet Explorer Profile Manager point to the \Reskit\Netadmin\Profmgr directory. The Reskit folder does not exist on the CD-ROM. The correct path is \netadmin\profmgr.

Page 53: To Perform a New Installation from the Windows 98 Compact Disc

Book Online: To Perform a New Installation from the Windows 98 Compact Disc

Step 1 reads:

Insert a Windows 98 Startup Disk in the CD-ROM drive.

Step 1 should read:

Insert a Windows 98 Startup disk in the floppy disk drive.

Page 194: Table 5.7: Msdos.sys Entries

Book Online: Table 5.7: Msdos.sys Entries

Includes a number of typographical errors, such as misplaced commas, and word repetition (for example, "Windows 98Windows 98").

Page 204: Windows 98 Setup with Other Operating Systems

Book Online: Windows 98 Setup with Other Operating Systems

The first sentence of the second paragraph reads:

Microsoft Windows 98 dual-boot is supported with Windows NT, Windows 95 and MS-DOS 5.x.

This should read:

Microsoft Windows 98 dual-boot is supported with Windows NT, Windows 3.1x, and MS-DOS 5.x or later. For more information, see Chapter 2, "Deciding Whether to Dual Boot Windows 98."

Page 210: To Set Up Dual-Boot Capabilities...

Book Online: To Set Up Dual-Boot Capabilities...

Step 4 reads:

Mark the .dos files in the root directory of the boot drive with the hidden, system, and read-only attributes (attrib -r -s -h *.dos).

Step 4 should read:

Mark the .dos files in the root directory of the boot drive with the hidden, system, and read-only attributes (attrib +r +s +h *.dos).

Page 300: The Desktop.htt File

Book Online: The Desktop.htt File

The Desktop.htt file is listed incorrectly as Desktop.htm in the Active Desktop section. It is also listed incorrectly as Desktop.htm on page 1692 in the Index.

Page 336: Restricting Access to Computer-Specific Settings

Book Online: Restricting Access to Computer-Specific Settings

On page 336, under the section "Restricting Access to Computer-Specific Settings", the contents of subsections "Restricting Access to Network Settings", "Restricting Access to Shell Settings", and "Restricting Access to System Settings" are for user-specific, not computer-specific, settings. These subsections should be moved to the section "Restricting Access to User-Specific Settings" on page 342.

Page 375: To Install System Policy Editor

Book Online: To Install System Policy Editor

The installation path for System Policy Editor is incorrect. The correct path is:

Drive:\Tools\Reskit\NetAdmin\Poledit

Page 400: Cluster Sizes of FAT16 and FAT32

Book Online: Cluster Sizes of FAT16 and FAT32

The last entry in the FAT32 column of Table 10.1, "FAT16 and FAT32 Comparison," reads:

FAT32 cluster sizes are 4 KB (drives less than 800 MB).

This should read:

4 KB clusters can be used on drives less than or equal to 8 gigabytes (GB).

Page 425: Disabling the screen saver during defrag

Page 425 provides incorrect instructions for disabling the screen saver during defrag. The correct instructions are provided in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

229057 Correct Instructions for Disabling Screen Saver During Defrag.exe

Page 562: Installing Microsoft WebTV for Windows 98

Book Online: Installing Microsoft WebTV for Windows 98

The first procedure heading reads:

To install PrintServer Software for Windows 98

This should read:

To install Microsoft WebTV for Windows 98

Page 599: Configuring IP Addresses

Book Online: Configuring IP Addresses

On page 599, paragraph 3 refers to the 10.100 range as a class B address. This is incorrect. As described on page 598, the first octet of a Class B IP address must be in the inclusive range [128-191].

Change:

10.100

10.100.1

10.100.254

To:

128.100

128.100.1

128.100.254

Page 626: Technical Notes on TCP/IP

Book Online: Technical Notes on TCP/IP

Windows 98 supports selective acknowledgements as documented by Request for Comment (RFC) 2018. The registry key for the SackOpts string value reads:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP\Parameters

This should read:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP

Page 716: Supporting Pass-Through Security for Peer Resource Sharing

Book Online: Supporting Pass-Through Security for Peer Resource Sharing

This section reads:

If computers running Windows 98 will be providing File and Printer Sharing Services for NetWare networks, then the NetWare server providing access validation can be configured with a special WINDOWS_PASSTHRU account. This Special account is used to support pass-through validation for user level security. It is not necessary for users who already have an account on that server.

This statement is incorrect. A WINDOWS_PASSTHRU account is not needed as long as the person logging on to the server has an account.

Page 834: Using File and Printer Sharing for NetWare Netowrks

Book Online: Using File and Printer Sharing for NetWare Networks

This section reads:

For Pass-through validation when user-level security is enabled, there must be a Windows_Passthru account (with no password) on the NetWare server that is used as the security provider.

This statement is incorrect. A WINDOWS_PASSTHRU account is not needed as long as the person logging on to the server has an account.

Page 1023: Unimodem V

Book Online: Unimodem V

The second bulleted item should read "Spartacom modem pooling," not "Sparacom modem pooling."

Page 1278: More Information about Version Conflict Manager

Book Online: More Information about Version Conflict Manager

The fourth bulleted item reads:

When VCM restores an older file...

This should read:

When VCM restores a newer file...

Page 1437: Overview of the Windows 98 Registry

Book Online: Overview of the Windows 98 Registry

The first sentence in the first paragraph reads:

To properly manage resources, such as Internet requests (IRQs)...

This sentence should read:

To properly manage resources, such as interrupt requests (IRQs)...

Page 1511: To Change the Code Page Used for MS-DOS-Based Applications

Book Online: To Change the Code Page Used for MS-DOS-Based Applications

On pages 1511 and 1512, Appendix A, in the section titled "Changing the Code Page," all references to the Changecp.exe utility should be replaced by Chdoscp.exe. Changecp.exe is the name of the utility to change the MS-DOS code page in the Windows 95 Resource Kit. Chdoscp.exe is the name of the utility to change the MS-DOS code page in the Windows 98 Resource Kit.

Page 1528: The Ebd.cab File

Book Online: The Ebd.cab File

Uninstal.exe should not be listed. This file is not in the Ebd.cab file. Depending on your computer's configuration, the Uninstal.exe file may be located in the Windows\Command folder.

Page 1529: Contents of the Windows 98 Startup Disk

Book Online: Contents of the Windows 98 Startup Disk

The table contains some errors. The correct entries are:

File Function

--------------------------------------------

Aspi2dos.sys Adaptec SCSI adapter driver

Aspi4dos.sys Adaptec SCSI adapter driver

Aspi8dos.sys Adaptec SCSI adapter driver

Aspi8u2dos.sys Adaptec SCSI adapter driver

Page 1626-1627: Appendix H: Accessibilities

The screen shots for Mouse properties are incorrect. These properties are displayed only if the IntelliPoint software is installed and are not provided if it is not present. Standard Mouse properties should be displayed.

I only copied the key parts and it could still be cleaned up a LOT, MS web pages are notoriously inefficient and have been for 15 years, it was probably done with Word, but that should do for now.

Cheers and Regards

Edited by bphlpt
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