• Subject: Re: Does Netserver do this???
  • From: Philipp Rusch <Philipp.Rusch@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 17:44:14 +0100
  • Organization: EDV Beratung Rusch / EDP Consulting Rusch / Germany

Hello Dan,

you dont "use" the pc to do this, it's done on the AS/400.
Netserver function enables the AS/400 to act like a nt server , which means
it sends SMB packets over the network which look as if it where a nt server
to the other (windows) machines on that lan.
So all you need at your workstation is a correct MS Windows Network Client
configuration, thats all.
To install:
You can go to any other pc in your network that has Operations Navigator
installed on it, preferably the express client version V4R4 that came with
your OS/400.
Here is a short description of the configuration steps:

1. start ops nav
2. go to network/tcpip/netserver
3. right mouse click -> config
4. this is where the name of your "server" and the "network shares" are defined
5. Dont use your AS/400-name (the SNA systemname) for that, I normally use
something that ends with "NET" to remember myself, that this is 
netserver-function.
6. then you can map a "share" like you do on a pc, map it to an IFS folder, 
give it
read only or read/write access, and then this resource should be visible on 
your net,
after you restarted netserver.
7. to start netserver automatically each time you start the TCP servers, go to
properties under network/tcpip/netserver in ops nav and set AUTOSTART *YES.

Sometimes, especially when there is no WINS Server in that lan, you cannot see 
the
netserver name using windows explorer. But you still can access it by just 
typing
"\\as400net\myshare"        (for example)
when you try to connet to "myshare" on "as400net" through explorer menu.

HTH,

Regards from germany, Philipp Rusch


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D.BALE@handleman.com schrieb:

> We've got a v4r4 system and want to be able to map AS/400 folders to a Win9x
> PC (so we can access them via a separate drive letter in Windows Explorer).
> My only experience to do this is to install Client Access.  But we don't wish
> to do that in this situation.  I believe I've heard that Netserver has this
> function, and that it is included as part of the OS in v4r4.
>
> If true, how does one set up a PC to do this?  Is it similar to how I would do
> it with CA installed?  I.e., open Windows Explorer, choose Map a network drive
> under the Tools tab?  How does one make the PC "see" the AS/400?
>
> What if there are multiple AS/400s you want to access?  Any additional
> considerations?
>
> Is there still a user signon/password required?
>
> Dan Bale
> IT - AS/400
> Handleman Company
> 248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
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