I need to reset the yellow alarm light on my system. When I try to do
STRSST (the first time using it since installed several months ago), I get
a warning that the password is expired. Using the F9 option does not work
even after resetting the password to the *DEFAULT setting.

I'm seeing the following:

Message ID . . . . . . : CPF4AB7 Severity . . . . . . . :
Message type . . . . . :
Date sent . . . . . . : 06/03/11 Time sent . . . . . . :

Message . . . . : Service tools user ID password cannot be
Cause . . . . . : Your system is configured to prevent a service tools
ID with a default and expired password from changing its own
Recovery . . . : Either change the password of the service tools user
through DST or use the Start Service Tools (STRSST) command, select
option to work with system security, and enable service tools user ID
with a
default and expired password to change its own password. Try the

Seems like a catch 22. In order to make the change, I need to run STRSST,
but I can't run STRSST.

I'm on V5R4 without an HMC. Any thoughts on how to get back into SST?

Rich Loeber - @richloeber
Kisco Information Systems


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