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MAP File Generation from ASCII Input File

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107394D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pelt, WJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The LDS (LAN Distribution System) requires MAP files for each PC to be installed. Previously the user would have to generate an individual MAP file for each computer manually. This new method of generating map files from an ASCII file will enable the LAN administrator to easily build MAP files for all the computers in one step.

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MAP File Generation from ASCII Input File

       The LDS (LAN Distribution System) requires MAP files for
each PC to be installed.  Previously the user would have to generate
an individual MAP file for each computer manually. This new method of
generating map files from an ASCII file will enable the LAN
administrator to easily build  MAP files for all the computers in one
step.

      The preprocessor for Remote Install LAN Requester 1.3 has two
mechanisms for building the MAP files for each computer.  The user
may create the files from user input using an OS/2* Presentation
Manager* (PM) window.

      The other mechanism is to create an ASCII file using any ASCII
editor and create the MAP files from the ASCII file. When creating
MAP files from user input, a default ASCII file automatically saves
each entry.  This file may then be edited to add, change or delete
entries to build another set of MAP files without reentering data for
all computers to be installed.  The format of the file is as follows:
                 COMPUTERNAME=XXXXXXXX
                 DOMAIN=YYYYYYYY
                 DRIVE=Z
                 COMPUTERNAME=XXXXXXXX
                 DOMAIN=YYYYYYYY
                 DRIVE=Z
where XXXXXXXX is the computer to be installed, YYYYYYYY is the
domain controller that computer will use when operational and Z is
the drive where the LAN Requester 1.3 will...