REMOTE Console Control Facility for Multi-Tasking PC Systems
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
This facility provides ability for controlling the operation of a multi-tasking PC system remotely from any other PC which may be attached via a communication facility. The figure illustrates the basic functional diagram for the design. A PC system 1 is to be the "remote" or "controlling" workstation, and the PC system 2, configured similarly to system 1, is the "local" or "controlled" workstation. Both workstations 1 and 2 are multi-tasking PC systems as is shown by the variety of system and application tasks being managed by the presentation services manager of each system. The control console facility (CCF) code is represented in block 6 in each system and runs in foreground mode when invoked.