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Parameter "/Sysreg" for Registration of System Shipped Templates

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120774D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, L: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) System Administrators to register templates as unremovable. The OV/2 Batch Registration utility, ORS.EXE, will be used when registering OV/2 system-shipped templates.

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Parameter "/Sysreg" for Registration of System Shipped Templates

      This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) System Administrators to register templates as unremovable.
The OV/2 Batch Registration utility, ORS.EXE, will be used when
registering OV/2 system-shipped templates.

      One of the requirements for OV/2 system-shipped templates is
that they must not be able to be discarded by the average user. Even
so, applications should not have to hard code this nondiscardable
template status within their code.  Hard coding a particular, in this
case nondiscardable, template status is undesirable since modified
templates may be created after batch registration has been completed.
If all (modified) templates for an application are hardcoded to be
undiscardable, system administrators will be unable to change a
template from protected status to unprotected status so that they can
then discard them, (for example, when a template is incorrectly
registered for any reason).  In addition, hard coding of template
status is undesirable during development testing, when system shipped
templates may need to be discarded on a routine basis.

      OV/2 will allow users to specify the system-shipped
registration parameter, '/sysreg' when registering OV/2
system-shipped templates with the OV/2 Batch Registration utility,
ORS.EXE.  ORS.EXE will set the "protected" bit for every template
registered with the /sysreg parameter.  When the protected bit is set
f...