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Object-Oriented GUI For Managing User and Group Accounts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111709D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Corn, VE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to provide an object-oriented interface for managing LAN Server user and group accounts.

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Object-Oriented GUI For Managing User and Group Accounts

      Disclosed is a method to provide an object-oriented interface
for managing LAN Server user and group accounts.

      The existing OS/2* LAN Server's Presentation Manager* (PM)
interface, User Profile Management (UPM) services, for managing user
and group accounts has the following problems:

o   The number of user accounts that can be added or displayed is
    limited to about 1500 users.  If more than 1500 users are added
    by using NET USER, UPM cannot display all the users.

o   LAN Server tasks which involve assigning network resources to
    users by updating users' logon assignments and program starters
    cannot be performed by UPM.  These tasks are currently being
    performed by using the EZVU full screen interface which will not
    be supported in the future releases of LAN Server.

o   The User Profile Management interface is obsolete and needs to be
    replaced by an object-oriented interface that will make use of
    the SOM and Workplace Shell technology.

      Create a new 'Group Management' folder object which contains
folder objects representing all groups defined in the LAN Server
database.  Each Group Management object has a server associated with
it.  In a LAN Server environment, this server is usually the server
name of the domain controller.  Only a LAN administrator or a user
with accounts operator privilge is allowed to manage user and g...