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Method to Allow a Windows User to Update Their User Description which is Stored on an OS/2 LAN Server Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104982D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheok, CK: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is provided to allow a Windows* user to update their user description which is stored on an OS/2** LAN Server network.

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Method to Allow a Windows User to Update Their User Description which is Stored on an OS/2 LAN Server Network

      A method is provided to allow a Windows* user to update their
user description which is stored on an OS/2** LAN Server network.

      The current DOS** LAN Requester product's Full-Screen Interface
allows any DOS user to update the way they are known (i.e., by their
user description) on an OS/2 LAN Server network.  This method
currently only exists from the Full-Screen Interface which is EZ-VU
based, and many people prefer to use the graphical user interface of
Windows which is supported by the DOS LAN Requester Windows product.
The current DOS LAN Requester Windows product provides no method to
allow a Windows user to update their user description.

      In order to allow a user to update their user description 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.
The User Details dialog box contains an edit box labeled Description.
When the User Details dialog box is initialized, the DOS LAN
Requester Windows product queries the OS/2 LAN Server to retrieve the
current User Description which is associated with the currently
logged on user.  This description is displayed in the edit box.  The
user goes to the edit box, changes the...