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Mechanism to Identify the Resources Which a Shared Application Needs to Run On an Os/2 Server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107538D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheok, CK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The DOS LAN Requester Windows product allows a Windows user to install and run shared applications from their Windows workstations. These shared applications actually reside on the OS/2* network server. After installing a shared application onto a Windows workstation DOS LAN Requester Windows must have some way to identify which resources a particular shared application needs in order to run successfully.

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Mechanism to Identify the Resources Which a Shared Application Needs to Run On an Os/2 Server

       The DOS LAN Requester Windows product allows a Windows
user to install and run shared applications from their Windows
workstations.  These shared applications actually reside on the OS/2*
network server.  After installing a shared application onto a Windows
workstation DOS LAN Requester Windows must have some way to identify
which resources a particular shared application needs in order to run
successfully.

      DOS LAN Requester Windows uses a Window application program
called RUNLSAPP.EXE to spawn a shared application from a Windows
workstation.  The design of the spawn program (RUNLSAPP.EXE) is such
that an identifier for each application is passed as a parameter to
RUNLSAPP.EXE.  This application identifier is created at the time the
shared application is installed and it is set up as one of
RUNLSAPP.EXE's parameters in the Program Properties during the
installation of the shared application on the Windows workstation.

      The application identifier is then used by RUNLSAPP.EXE to get
the necessary resource details in order to connect to any filesets on
the OS/2 server that the shared application needs when it is run on
the server.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.