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Method to Allow Windows Users to Modify the OS/2 Server Resources to which They are Automatically Connected at Log On to a Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107829D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mikelait, RC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The IBM product DOS LAN Requester Windows allows a Windows user to automatically connect to a set of default logon assignments which are set up on an OS/2* network server. This list of logon assignments is the same list to which they would be connected when logging on using the DOS LAN Requester. Since DOS LAN Requester Windows allows these connections, it should also allow a method by which the DOS LAN Requester Windows can modify these logon assignments from their Windows workstation.

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Method to Allow Windows Users to Modify the OS/2 Server Resources to which They are Automatically Connected at Log On to a Network

       The IBM product DOS LAN Requester Windows allows a
Windows user to automatically connect to a set of default logon
assignments which are set up on an OS/2* network server. This list of
logon assignments is the same list to which they would be connected
when logging on using the DOS LAN Requester.  Since DOS LAN Requester
Windows allows these connections, it should also allow a method by
which the DOS LAN Requester Windows can modify these logon
assignments from their Windows workstation.

      A method was created which allowed DOS LAN Requester Windows to
incorporate the current file structure used to save default logon
information by the DOS LAN Requester on the OS/2 network server.
Once DOS LAN Requester Windows was able to use the same file
structure, it became possible to update the files which were used to
keep track of user's logon assignments.  The question of how to do
this in an intuitive and useful way is addressed in this article.

      Whenever a DOS LAN Requester Windows user connects to a network
resource using a fileset or printer alias, a dialog box is displayed
querying them to see if they want to automatically connect to this
resource each time they log on.  In addition, if they are connecting
to a fileset alias, they have the option of selecting a checkbox
which will allow them to be connected to the...