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Use Communications Manager Configuration File Name As Workstation Name

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119983D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jeffries, LM: AUTHOR

Abstract

A program is disclosed that reduces the amount of user input required during OS/2* Extended Edition 1.2 install by passing the OS/2 Extended Edition Communications Manager configuration file name from Basic Configuration Services to the OS/2 Extended Edition Database Manager and Lan Requester install programs, where it will be used as the database workstation name and Lan Requester workstation name.

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Use Communications Manager Configuration File Name As Workstation Name

      A program is disclosed that reduces the amount of user
input required during OS/2* Extended Edition 1.2 install by passing
the OS/2 Extended Edition Communications Manager configuration file
name from Basic Configuration Services to the OS/2 Extended Edition
Database Manager and Lan Requester install programs, where it will be
used as the database workstation name and Lan Requester workstation
name.

      The installation process for OS/2 Extended Edition 1.2 requires
the user to supply various workstation-unique information needed by
the Communications Manager, the Database Manager, and the Lan
Requester.  Both the Database Manager and Lan Requester install
programs prompt the user for a "workstation name". Communications
Manager install prompts the user for a configuration file name. Each
of these items has its own set of rules concerning valid characters,
and it is somewhat cumbersome for the user to keep track of the
different rules in effect for the different names that must be
entered.

      Basic Configuration Services must first prompt the user for the
Communications Manager configuration file name. It will then parse
out invalid characters, as necessary, for the configuration file name
to fit into the valid character set defined for the Database Manager
and Lan Requester workstation names. If the user chooses to install
Database Manager or Lan Requester, the parsed name is p...