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Method for Administering Domain Control Database Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112255D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for administering the Domain Control Database (DCDB) applications.

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Method for Administering Domain Control Database Applications

      Disclosed is a method for administering the Domain Control
Database (DCDB) applications.

      The existing IBM* OS/2* LAN Server's Full Screen Interface for
managing DCDB applications is not object-oriented.  Therefore, it
cannot support the drag and drop operations on the other LAN Server
objects like the user and group objects.  To add a network
application to a user's application list in the settings pages of a
user object, the LAN administrator has to manually add the
application by opening the settings page of the user object.

      If the DCDB applications are created as objects, then a network
application can be added to the user's application selector list by
simply dragging and dropping the application object on to the user
object.  Similarily, an application can be added to the application
selector lists of all the users belonging to a specific group by
simply dropping the application object on to the group object.

      The following method can be used to convert DCDB application
objects into OS/2 Workplace Shell* objects; using the System Object
Model (SOM) Object Interface Definition Language (OIDL), define a new
class 'AppFldr' as a subclass of the Workplace Shell class WPFolder.
Create an object with title 'Manage Applications' as an instance of
class 'AppFldr'.  The Manage Applications object is created inside
the Lan Services folder when an administrator logs on to a LAN Server
domain or to a DCE server.  Define another class 'AppObj' as a
subclass of the Workplace Shell class WPProgram.  An instance of this
class will be the new application object.  When the Manage
Applications folder is opened, it is populated with application
objects.  Each application object represents one network application
defined in the server's DCDB.  A template application object is also
created in the Manage Applications folder.  The administrator can use
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