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Converged Asia-Pacific Enabled DOS LAN Requester Ugrade Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106729D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pelt, AB: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a programming concept for converging the DOS LAN Requester* Upgrade Process so that the same executable could be used by all National Language customers.

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Converged Asia-Pacific Enabled DOS LAN Requester Ugrade Process

      Disclosed is a programming concept for converging the DOS LAN
Requester* Upgrade Process so that the same executable could be used
by all National Language customers.

      A CONVERGED Upgrade Process was developed that would allow the
user to upgrade the DOS LAN Requester Version 1.3 and above on any
national language system using the same upgrade .BAT file from the
server machine in a local area network.

      An .EXE file was developed to conduct hardware checks to
determine if the hardware from a particular area, e.g., Asia-Pacific
was present.  Based on the return code from the .EXE, a choice of
execution paths are taken.  If the return code is 1, an upgrade path
is taken which will upgrade Asia-Pacific machines.  If the return
code is 0, an upgrade path is taken which will upgrade
non-Asia-Pacific machine.

      The upgrade process has to also know whether WINDOWS 3.0** is
running to make the right DRIVE and PATH decisions.  This is done by
code which performs a special check on variables unique to WINDOWS
processing when Network Drive assignments are made.

      Since EZ-VU* could not be used with Asia-Pacific hardware,
special message files containing portions of panels or full panels
were developed to provide HELP info to the user.  These messages
instruct the user on the parms are needed to upgrade successfully.
After upgrade completes, messages also instruct the use...