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Method to Allow a Windows User to Log Onto an OS/2 LAN Server Network at Windows Start Time

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104936D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheok, CK: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is provided to allow a Windows* user to log onto an OS/2** LAN Server network at Windows start time.

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Method to Allow a Windows User to Log Onto an OS/2 LAN Server Network at Windows Start Time

      A method is provided to allow a Windows* user to log onto an
OS/2** LAN Server network at Windows start time.

      Currently, the only way that a DOS** LAN Requester Windows user
can log onto an OS/2 LAN Server network is to bring up Windows,
select the "Control Panel" icon, select the "Network" icon, select
the Account option from the Networks, DOS LAN Requester Windows
panel, and then select Logon.  After all this, the DOS LAN Requester
Windows' Logon Panel is displayed and the user can log on.
Obviously, this is a rather tedious method to go through every time a
user wants to log on.

      In order to allow a DOS LAN Requester Windows user to log on
when Windows is first started, a method has been developed which will
allow the DOS LAN Requester Windows' Logon Panel to be displayed as
soon as Windows starts up successfully.  A program will be loaded at
Windows start time which will determine if a user is currently logged
on, and, if not, this program will execute the necessary
initialization so that the Logon panel is displayed as soon as the
Windows' own start up processing has completed.  Once the Logon panel
is displayed, the user simply enters their userid and password, and
they are logged onto the network.  This method avoids the many steps
that a user must currently go through to log on.  They are now logged
on as soon as Windows starts and they can...