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Change Server Name Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105802D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lillie, BT: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a program which enables users of OS/2* LAN Server* to change the name of a server. The name of a server is a basis for many of the objects (e.g., aliases, Remote IPL workstations) that exist as part of the domain. Each server must be defined to the domain in which it exists. Since the server name is stored in multiple locations in multiple binary files, the only way that a user can change the name of a server is to reinstall and reconfigure that particular server. If the number of objects defined for a particular server is large, the amount of time to reconfigure a server is significant.

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Change Server Name Program

      Disclosed is a program which enables users of OS/2* LAN Server*
to change the name of a server.  The name of a server is a basis for
many of the objects (e.g., aliases, Remote IPL workstations) that
exist as part of the domain.  Each server must be defined to the
domain in which it exists.  Since the server name is stored in
multiple locations in multiple binary files, the only way that a user
can change the name of a server is to reinstall and reconfigure that
particular server.  If the number of objects defined for a particular
server is large, the amount of time to reconfigure a server is
significant.

      To simplify this activity for a user, a program was created to
quickly and easily change the name of a particular server.  The steps
involved in the name-changing process are as follows:

          o   Get the current server name and desired new name.
          o     Validate the new name within the LAN Server naming
              standards.
          o   Add the new name to the "Machines" database file.
          o   Add the new name to the Network Accounts file
              (NET.ACC).
          o   Add the new name to the already defined group SERVERS.
          o     For each user defined in the Network Accounts file,
              if user has a home directory defined for old server
              change the definition to be on the new server.  If the
              Logon Server specified for the user is the old server,
              change the user's Logon Server definiti...