On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Thomas Garvey <tgarvey@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have tried the STRPCCMD and finally got it to work, but it's clunky in
that it first brings up a DOS window (with nothing in it) and then finally
displays the pdf document. When the PDF document is closed, the DOS window
shows the message 'Press any key to return' and the user must press Enter
again to return to whatever was happening in the green screen session.

In iSeries Access for Windows Properties, there's a tab: Incomming
Remote Command.
One option is the command mode. Play with the options there (sorry
its been years since I set mine up at a prior job) . You might also
look at the various Windows command line options.

Worse, it doesn't work unless the PC user has previously mapped the IFS as a
drive in Windows Explorer.

Not true. simply use a fully qualified path start with your iSeries
NetServer name.
\\MySysI\ShareName\Directory\myfile.pdf


I've also looked into trying to use a browser for the pdf document, but that
requires an HTTP server to be running, which I also can never guarantee.
I'm am intriqued by your idea of showing the pdf file's path as a URL and
allowing the user to click on it. I wonder what configuration would be
required for that (other than the availability of the browser program). I
think I've seen this done at a client site on their internal network. Can
you enlighten me or direct me to an example?

Just turn it on under from the 5250 session, Edit-->preferences.


Thanks for your advice.

Best Regards,

Thomas Garvey



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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Charles Wilt
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 12:44 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Any experience with RUNRMTCMD?

A couple of thoughts....

Incoming remote command is designed for batch jobs. IMHO, it's not the best
choice for interactive applications. But if you really want to use it, you
need to make sure the "iSeries Access for Windows Remote Command" is set up
with Log on as: [Local account] and that the [Allow service to interact with
desktop] is checked. In addition, the user name and password you send with
RUNRMTCMD has to match the User currently logged into Windows.

If you are using IBM's 5250 emulation, a better choice is the STRPCCMD.
That sends the command through the 5250 session that executes teh STRPCCMD,
so no need to worry about IP's or user ids.

Lastly, most 5250 emulation programs can be configured to recognize and open
URL's. So you may be able to just display the .PDF file's path as a URL and
have the user click it.

HTH,
Charles

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 11:32 AM, Thomas Garvey <tgarvey@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Anybody have experience with using the RUNRMTCMD command?

I'm trying to start the Adobe Acrobat Reader, and have it open a
specific pdf file stored in an IFS directory, but I keep getting the same
results.
It waits about 1 minute before doing anything and then returns CPE3425
(A remote host refused an attempted connect operation).

Now, I know the RMTLOCNAME is supposed to have the IP address of the
PC I'm trying to communicate with. So, I have included in my program
the use of the system API (QDCRDEVD) which returns the IP address of
the device with which I am communicating. I've tried the simplest of
commands with the same results.

Here's the latest attempt...
RUNRMTCMD CMD('notepad.exe') RMTLOCNAME('192.168.1.218' *IP)

Thanks for any suggestions.

Best Regards,

Thomas Garvey


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