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Office Initialization Alternative Configurations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121612D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cox, D: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OS/2* Office to easily switch from one configuration of OS/2 Office to another on a specific machine.

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Office Initialization Alternative Configurations

      This article describes a method for OS/2* Office to
easily switch from one configuration of OS/2 Office to another on a
specific machine.

      OS/2 Office Initialization is a series of steps run to bring up
and connect to Office subsystems. This series of steps could be
different on a machine by machine and user by user basis. For
instance, Office Initialization on a server machine may consist of
bringing up a Mail Server and/or a Calendar Server.  If a particular
service is unavailable (perhaps a database is being restored), the
user may wish to start OS/2 Office Initialization without bringing up
some of the services.  Another example would be an Office Requester
machine which is used by two different users, who may wish to start
OS/2 Office Initialization with a different set of initialization
steps.

      OS/2 Office Initialization is based on a file, the OFFICE.SYS
file, which is read at the start of initialization to determine what
steps need to be run, and in what order.

      To allow the configuration to be easily switched, without
having to modify this file, OS/2 Office provides the capability to
override the the fully qualified filename as OS/2 Office
Initialization is started.  In this way, a different set of
configuration steps and parameters can be used.

      This solution provides the user with the ability to easily
switch from one configuration of OS/2 Office to another durin...