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Method to Allow a Windows User to Display a List that Shows the Users Who are Currently Logged Onto the Same Domain as They Are

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104939D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheok, CK: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is provided to allow a Windows* user to display a list that shows the users who are currently logged onto the same domain as they are.

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Method to Allow a Windows User to Display a List that Shows the Users Who are Currently Logged Onto the Same Domain as They Are

      A method is provided to allow a Windows* user to display a list
that shows the users who are currently logged onto the same domain as
they are.

      Currently the only way that Windows users can determine who is
logged on within their logon domain is to go out to a Windows DOS
session (or exit completely out of Windows) and execute a DOS LAN
Requester NET WHO command.  This method is obviously inconvenient for
a user who is using a graphical user interface such as Windows.

      In order to allow a user to see a list that shows the users who
are currently logged onto the same domain as they are, the DOS LAN
Requester Windows product now provides a new selection available
through the Account pulldown menu of the DOS LAN Requester Windows
Logon Panel.  This selection is called "User Details", and when a
user selects it, the User Details dialog box is displayed.  If the
user selects the "List" pushbutton from within this dialog box, DOS
LAN Requester Windows will query the OS/2** LAN Server and will
display a list box which shows the other users who are currently
logged onto the same domain.  This listbox shows the User ID and the
Machine Name of each logged-on user in an easy-to-read, scrollable
list.  The user never needs to exit Windows to issue a NET WHO
command to see who else is logged on.

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