Microsoft Networking definition networking
Microsoft's name for the networking subsystems of Windows 95
and later. Not to be confused with The Microsoft Network
Microsoft networking uses the SMB
file sharing protocol. It is implemented as file system drivers i.e. "installable file systems" (IFS).
The network redirector
"Client for Microsoft Networks", is implemented in the VREDIR.VXD virtual device driver
resource sharing is provided by "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" (VSERVER.VXD).
Windows 95's support for Netware
) networks is provided in a similar way via NWREDIR.VXD and NWSERVER.VXD.