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01-09-2002, 09:07 AM
Hi Joe, I believe one of the Windows base versions, either 9x or NT (and derivatives), doesn't have the ability to use a different user profile when doing things like mapping. I forgot which version it is. Perhaps someone else can elaborate, but that may be the problem. Brian
01-09-2002, 09:27 AM
Joe, In Operations Navigator, when you create an AS/400 "Primary Environment" (and you can have as many as the AS/400s you have), under Connection, you tell CAX the Signon Information to use. The choices are - Use Windows user name and password - Use default user ID, prompt as needed(and you specify the user id) - Prompt everytime If you already have OPS NAV setup, right click on the Environment and go to Properties...Connection tab. HTH Chris
01-09-2002, 10:22 AM
Chris, I am setup to "Use default user ID, prompt as needed' and I have filled in "JOE". This does not seem to have any effect on the drive mapping. Is that because the mapping occurs through netserver and not CAX? What else could I be missing? Thanks, Joe
01-09-2002, 10:23 AM
Brian, Thanks for the tip. I will investigate and let y'all know if I find anything. Thanks, Joe
01-09-2002, 11:50 AM
Joe - I believe you are running into a limitation of the Windows 95/98/ME operating systems. You are using a feature of Windows called "cached credentials" to connect to a foreign (meaning non-Windows Domain) file share. Windows 95/98/ME by default will pass your Windows User ID to the host/server in question. If the User IDs match and the password is the same you will be allowed to connect to the file share in theory. If the User ID's don't match you will not be allowed to connect. It sounds like this has happened to you forcing you to add a new AS/400 User account. If you were using a Windows NT/2000/XP client you would be able to specify the User ID AND password. Good luck!
01-09-2002, 11:59 AM
Rob, Thanks for the input. I guess it is just a quirk I will have to live with! Thanks, Joe
01-10-2002, 06:20 AM
Joe, Since your AS/400 profile name is different from your Network profile name, you should be able to use the Guest abilities if it fits your requirements. Bill > Thanks for the input. I guess it is just a quirk I will have to live with!
10-02-2002, 06:38 AM
The only way I have found is to go to Windows START and log off as jwells and then logon as joe. This forces your Windows logon name to match your AS400 profile. This is on a Windows 98SE PC. I also have asked Navigator to Prompt as needed, but it does not seem to prompt for a logon name, only password. I think this is a bug in Ops Navigator, but I would also like to know if there is a fix for this.
10-02-2002, 06:48 AM
Stan, There is no fix that I am aware of. My workaround was to create a 'jwells' profile on our system. Joe
10-04-2002, 08:44 AM
Mapping a drive using Netserver is not connected to the Signon properties that you set in Operations Navigator. In fact you can map drives with Netserver without Client Access Express even installed. Regarding Stan's post, the prompting for the password is done by Windows, not Operations Navigator. Since Windows 9x doesn't let you be signed on as more than one user at a time, it won't prompt for a different userid. The entire discussion here resolves around this limitation of the Windows 9x/Me operating systems. The only way to really get around this is to move to Windows NT, 2000, or XP. For Client Access Express development to try to circumvent this, we would have to save passwords on the PC, and this is not a good security practice.
10-04-2002, 11:17 AM
I still seems odd to me. The Win98 PC uses Client for Microsoft Networking. On this PC, I can log on to various E-mail and applications servers and they always just prompt me for a User name and Password and I can use whatever username is appropriate, not just my Windows logon. So I just don't see why Netserver should be any different than any other servers I log on to.
10-10-2002, 09:18 PM
I have searched the forum for this and have not found the answer I am looking for, so here goes! I just installed Client Access Express on my pc and have mapped a drive using NetServer. However, in order to map the drive I had to create a user on the 400 that matches my network login (jwells). My "normal" 400 user profile is simply "joe" and that is what I would like to use when mapping a drive. I have not been able to figure out how to designate the profile I want to use when mapping a drive? Can someone shed some light on this for me? Thanks, Joe
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