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Confused about how to move your users from their Client Access for Windows 95/NT installations to Client Access Express for Windows and its companion product, AS/400 Support for Windows Network Neighborhood? Here’s an easy-to-follow guide that gives you all the information you need to map out your individual migration path from the Windows 95/NT client to the Express client and AS/400 NetServer.

Do you want to take advantage of AS/400 Client Access Express for Windows (the Express client), but you aren’t sure how to migrate your Client Access for Windows 95/NT network drives and printers to AS/400 Support for Windows Network Neighborhood (AS/400 NetServer)? With AS/400 NetServer, IBM provides industry-standard file and print serving access to AS/400 Integrated File System (AS/400 IFS) directories and output queues by using the X/Open Company Ltd.’s Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Instead of using the Windows 95/NT client network drives and network printing (which aren’t enabled in the Express client), the Express client relies on this industry-standard support to provide file and print serving while continuing to support the richer functions of the Client Access Family clients. In providing only one method for accessing AS/400 IFS directories and output queues, the Express client footprint is smaller.

This is a distinct change from the Client Access for Windows 95/NT (Windows 95/NT client), which relied on background tasks to provide these functions. By using AS/400 NetServer for file and print services, the Express client does not require daemons or background tasks that are tied into the Windows architecture. Removing the Windows 95/NT client’s file and print services tasks frees up memory and lowers processor usage on the client.

This article covers the restrictions that may cause you to delay AS/400 NetServer and Express client migration until you upgrade to OS/400 V4R4. I explore the steps an administrator needs to perform—both before and after Express client installation—to ensure that AS/400 NetServer and its shared resources are available in the network. I also discuss how to install the Express client using AS/400 NetServer and how a user accesses AS/400 shared resources from the Windows desktop client after you install the Express client.

Is Migration Right for You?

Because the Express client relies on AS/400 NetServer to provide file and print serving, be sure to consider each of the following items before migrating users from the Windows 95/NT client to the Express client:

• AS/400 NetServer does not provide EBCDIC-to-ASCII text conversion support in OS/400 V4R2 and V4R3. The File Systems/Integrated File System branch of the Express client Operations Navigator tree provides text conversion through drag-and-drop operations (including cut and paste) between the AS/400 IFS and the client desktop. However, this support is not available below OS/400 V4R4 while opening and working with files through an AS/400 NetServer-mapped network drive.

• AS/400 NetServer does not support the use of printer files for print sharing in OS/400 V4R2 and V4R3. There is no alternate support for this function in the Express client, so you must discontinue using this support when AS/400 NetServer provides print sharing for V4R2 and V4R3 AS/400s.

• AS/400 NetServer does not support transforming User ASCII print streams to SNA Character Stream (SCS) print streams when using DOS applications and from DOS prompts. There is no alternate support for this function in the Express client, so you must discontinue its use when you migrate to the Express client.

Before You Install Express Client

IBM recommends you take a few steps to ensure a smooth migration to the Express client and AS/400 NetServer from your current Windows 95/NT client installations.

Step 1: Gather File and Print Serving Information

Inventory the network drives and printers that your AS/400 network currently uses. Unless you’re installing a brand new AS/400, chances are good there are some existing Windows 95/NT client users who have configured network drives and network printers. Query each user to find out which AS/400 IFS directories and output queues they need to access and determine what type of access they require. Keep in mind the considerations I listed in the “Is Migration Right for You?” section. After you finish this step, you should know whether Express client migration is needed for all, some, or none of your clients.

Find out which users need read/write access and *ALLOBJ authority for your AS/400 IFS directories and determine if simple read/execute access will work instead. Document the correct directories in your AS/400 IFS directory and eliminate any access that involves unnecessary parent directories. The Windows 95/NT client allows you to map network drives only to first-level directories and file systems in the Root (/) folder of the AS/400 IFS. AS/400 NetServer allows you to map network drives to any directory in the AS/400 IFS regardless of which level the directory resides at.

For AS/400 output queues, find out whether output queue administrative authority is needed (e.g., the ability to pause a printer queue and delete jobs) or if simple *USE authority will work. Remember to question each user about the need to transform User ASCII to SCS printer streams when using DOS applications and from DOS prompts. Also, determine if the user needs to use a printer file when accessing V4R2 or V4R3 AS/400 NetServer print services.

The EBCDIC-to-ASCII text conversion, printer file usage, and DOS access functions are important issues when deciding whether a particular user should be migrated to the Express client now or in the future.

Step 2: Ensure Your AS/400 Is at the Correct PTF Level

As always, maintain your AS/400 at its most current PTF level. For required PTF listings and other important information about using AS/400 NetServer, check the AS/400 NetServer IBM Web site at www.as400.ibm.com/netserver.

If there isn’t a QZLSSERVER job under the QSERVER subsystem, start AS/400 NetServer by right-clicking on the AS/400 NetServer icon in Operations Navigator and selecting Start. If the QSERVER subsystem is not started, type in the following command at the AS/400 command line prompt:

STRSBS QSERVER

If there is not a QNPSERVD job in the QSYSWRK subsystem, start the AS/400 Network Print Server by typing the following at the AS/400 command prompt:

STRHOSTSVR *NETPRT

Step 3: Configure TCP/IP for AS/400 NetServer Connectivity

Similar to the Express client, AS/400 Net-Server requires TCP/IP for connectivity. After TCP/IP is configured on both your AS/400 NetServer and the Windows client, you must ensure that your Windows client is able to resolve the AS/400 NetServer server name to an IP address. You must configure the Windows client with one of the following name- to-IP address resolution strategies so that your client is able to resolve the AS/400 NetServer server name to an IP address:

• Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS needs to be updated with an alias (second name) for your AS/400 NetServer name and IP address. You may alternately add a separate entry for your AS/400 NetServer name, but this requires a separate IP address.

• Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). If a WINS server exists on the network, configure your AS/400 NetServer and Windows clients to provide AS/400 NetServer name-to-IP address resolution service.

• LMHOSTS or HOSTS file. One of these static configuration files can be configured on a Windows PC to find your AS/400 NetServer, but these files may be difficult to administer in a larger network.

Step 4: Use Operations Navigator to Enter AS/400 NetServer Server and Domain Names

Us ing Oper atio ns N avig ator , lo cate you r AS /400 Net Serv er i con by f ollo wing th e Network/Servers/TCP/IP/AS/400 NetServer path. To change the AS/400 NetServer server and domain name in the Windows 95 /NT Oper atio ns N avig ator , ri ght- clic k on the AS /400 Net Serv er i con, sel ect Prop erti es f rom the pop- up m enu, and the n se lect the Ne xt S tart tab (si mila r to Fig ure 1). In E xpre ss c lien t, r ight -cli ck o n th e AS /400 Ne tSer ver icon , se lect Pro pert ies, sel ect the Gene ral tab, and the n pr ess the Next Sta rt bu tton to reac h th e AS /400 Net Serv er General Next Start dialog shown in Figure 1. You ne ed * IOSY SCFG aut hori ty t o ch ange the AS/ 400 NetS erve r co nfig urat ion. Cha nges ta ke e ffec t th e ne xt t ime you star t yo ur A S/40 0 Ne tSer ver.

Th e AS /400 Net Serv er s erve r na me i s th e na me y ou u se t o in stal l th e Ex pres s cl ient and to acce ss y our AS/4 00 N etSe rver ove r th e ne twor k an d th e In tern et. The na me s houl d be the sam e as you r AS /400 sys tem name but pre fixe d wi th a Q ( e.g. , QA S/40 0 if the sys tem name is AS/4 00). If you have n’t used the AS/ 400 NetS erve r ye t, t he s erve r na me m ay c onta in t he A S/40 0 se rial num ber beca use the AS/4 00 s yste m na me, by d efau lt, is t he s eria l nu mber . If thi s is the cas e an d yo u ar e no t us ing the se rial num ber for your sys tem name , yo u sh ould cha nge the syst em n ame by f ollo wing th ese guid elin es:

• If you have no Windows 95/NT clients and no users who have network drives and printers mapped to AS/400 NetServer shared resources, then the AS/400 NetServer server name should be the same as your AS/400 system name.

• If you have AS/400 NetServer users with mapped drives but no Windows 95/NT clients, then IBM recommends that you do not change the AS/400 NetServer name. Click on the Allow AS/400 NetServer access by using the AS/400 name check box on the AS/400 NetServer General Next Start dialog (Figure 1) after you have installed the Express client.

• If you are migrating an entire network from the Windows 95/NT client to Express client, IBM recommends that you migrate all Windows desktops to the Express client, then select the Allow AS/400 NetServer access using the AS/400 name check box on the AS/400 NetServer General Next Start dialog (Figure 1). After the AS/400 NetServer Properties have been changed, use the AS/400 system name when configuring additional Express clients and AS/400 NetServer users.

• If you have a mixed environment with both Windows 95/NT and Express clients, the AS/400 NetServer name needs to be different than the AS/400 system name.

Be careful in configuring the AS/400 NetServer server name. Allowing users to access your AS/400 NetServer by using the AS/400 system name is not enabled by default because it can cause conflicts if you still have Windows 95/NT clients in your network. When Client Access Family members (other than the Express client) and AS/400 NetServer use the same server name, both recognize the name and the first one to satisfy the client’s request takes control, producing inconsistent results for the client. It is important that you follow the recommendations above when enabling AS/400 NetServer and Express client support in your network.

The AS/400 NetServer domain name should match the domain of those Windows clients that want to access AS/400 NetServer. AS/400 NetServer access works best when your Windows PCs reside in the same domain name as your AS/400 NetServer and both the PCs and your AS/400 NetServer server are on the same subnet.

After the administrator has successfully installed the Express client, you need to do some additional administration so that other users in the network will be able to access AS/400 NetServer shared resources.

Step 5: Configure AS/400 NetServer Security

AS/400 NetServer authenticates client file and print requests based on the user ID and password used in the Windows desktop logon. If an AS/400 user profile matches the Windows desktop client user profile, then the passwords will be checked. If the passwords do not match, the client will be prompted to enter the correct one.

In order to access AS/400 NetServer shared resources, clients may not need an AS/400 user profile that matches their Windows desktop user. AS/400 NetServer can provide guest support for those clients that need only basic file and print services. By default, this support is not enabled and can be configured in the Express client by right- clicking on the AS/400 NetServer icon, selecting Properties, clicking on the Advanced tab, and clicking on the Next Start button. You need *IOSYSCFG and *SECADM special authority to change the AS/400 NetServer guest configuration. Changes take effect the next time AS/400 NetServer is started. The guest user profile must have no special authorities and should be granted access only to those AS/400 IFS directories and output queues used for basic file and print services.

Step 6: Share Resources with the Network

After you know which AS/400 IFS directories and output queues your clients need to access (from your inventory in step 1), create the file and print shares that AS/400 NetServer needs for each object. Using Operations Navigator, double-click on the AS/400 NetServer icon to get to the AS/400 NetServer window. On that screen, right-click on the Shared Object icon and select New/File from the pop-up menu to reach the AS/400 NetServer File Share dialog. Select a file share name and the appropriate path for each AS/400 IFS directory that will be shared with the network. Set the Access mode based on the information you gathered from the users in the network. If accessing a V4R4 AS/400 NetServer, select the Text Conversion tab to enable EBCDIC-to-ASCII conversion based on file extension, if needed. You can also create file shares directly from the Operations Navigator Integrated File Systems icon by right-clicking on the folder you want to share and selecting Sharing/New Share.

For printer shares, double-click again on the AS/400 NetServer icon in Operations Navigator to go to the AS/400 NetServer window. On that window, right-click on the

Shared Objects icon and select New/Printer from the pop-up menu to reach the AS/400 NetServer Print Share dialog. Select a print share name and the appropriate output queue for each queue that will be shared with the network. The spool type should match that of the printer configured for the output queue. You should always specify the autoselect option for the spooled file-type parameter if you are accessing a V4R4 AS/400 NetServer. A printer file may also be configured for V4R4 AS/400 Netserver print shares. In addition, you can create print shares by right-clicking on an individual printer under the Basic Operations/Printers icon and selecting Sharing/ New Share from the pop-up menu.

Installing Express Client Using AS/400 NetServer

Your target Windows PC must be configured with TCP/IP, and it must have a way to resolve the AS/400 Netserver server name to an IP address. Additionally, the Client for Microsoft Networking component must be installed in your Windows Control Panel Network applet for Windows 9x clients.

To fin d yo ur A S/40 0 Ne tSer ver in t he n etwo rk, sele ct S tart , th en F ind, the n Co mput er, and ente r th e AS /400 Net Serv er s erve r na me o n th e Fi nd: Comp uter wi ndow . Af ter your AS/ 400 NetS erve r is fou nd, doub le-c lick on AS/4 00 N etSe rver to li st t he a vail able fil e an d pr int reso urce s. D oubl e-cl ick on t he Q IBM shar e an d us e th e fo llow ing path to find the Express client Setup folder: ProdData/Ca400/Express/ Install/Image. If your target PC already has the Windows 95/NT client installed, it will be uninstalled as part of the Express client installation process, and if your Windows 95/NT client was configured for native TCP/IP, you will be able to migrate your Windows 95/NT settings to the Express client as part of the process. (Note: Windows 95/NT client settings for other protocols, such as SNA and AnyNet, will not be migrated even if you specify migration during the install process.) After installation is finished, you will be asked to restart your PC before completing the Express client install.

After Users Migrate

After you install the Express client, you need to reconfigure any AS/400 network drives and printers your users need. Double-click on My Computer, and a window containing drives that have broken connections appears (Figure 2). Use the Map Drive toolbar icon in the My Computer window to map an AS/400 NetServer network drive for each broken Windows 95/NT client network drive. If you don’t have a Map Network Drive button on your toolbar, you can add one by selecting View, then the Folder Options from the My Computer menu bar. From the Folder Options panel, select the View tab and check the “Show Map Network Drive button in toolbar” check box. Click on OK from the Folder Options panel, and this will add the Map Drive toolbar icon to the My Computer window.

Ask your administrator for the name of the AS/400 NetServer server name and the AS/400 NetServer file share to be used to make the connection. Enter the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) name for your AS/400 NetServer and file share at the Map Network drive prompt (e.g., QAS400SHARE1). Delete the broken network drives after you have a working AS/400 NetServer network drive.

Do uble -cli ck o n Pr inte rs f rom the My C ompu ter wind ow, and a wi ndow co ntai ning all the con figu red prin ters app ears . Fo r ea ch A S/40 0 ne twor k pr inte r, r ightcl ick on t he p rint er i con, sel ect Prop erti es, and then sel ect the Deta ils tab. Ask you r ad mini stra tor for the name of the AS/4 00 N etSe rver ser ver name and AS/ 400 Ne tSer ver prin t sh are to b e us ed t o ma ke t he c onne ctio n, a nd r econ figu re t he p ort with th at i nfor mati on.

Simple and Secure File and Print Sharing

With only those AS/400 IFS directories and output queues that need to be shared with the network available to the users, your AS/400 is suddenly a more secure system. You will enjoy the reduced disk footprint and resource utilization the Express client offers by virtue of its reliance on AS/400 NetServer for file and print services.

Related Materials

AS/400 Client Access Express for Windows Version 4 Release 4 Modification 0, Re dboo k (S G24- 5191)

AS/400 NetServer home page: www.as400. ibm.com/netserver Client Access home page: www.as400.ibm. com/clientaccess “Client Access without Client Access,” Client Access/400 Expert, July/August “Email, Pointers, and Advice: AS/400 NetServer vs. Client Access Network Drive Security,” AS/400 Network Expert, March/April 1999

IB M AS /400 Pri ntin g IV , Re dboo k (G G24- 4389 ) IBM Redbook home page: www.redbooks.ibm.com “NetServer Satisfies Your Express Client File Sharing Needs,” MC, April 1999 “Transform Your AS/400 into a Network Print Server with AS/400 NetServer,” AS/400 Network Expert, January/February 1999

“V4R4 AS/400 NetServer Bulks Up AS/400 Network Printing,” MC, February 1999

Figure 1: When you configure AS/400 NetServer, you give it an AS/400 NetServer server name and assign it to a Windows domain.

Figure 2: Client Access network drives will be broken after you install the Express client, so you need to reconfigure them for AS/400 NetServer.

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  • Who’s Afraid of Linux on Power, AIX, and VIOS? Not i.

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    This 30-minute recording demystifies Linux on Power, AIX, and VIOS and teaches best practice techniques for maintaining and controlling critical processes and applications running on your Linux, AIX, and VIOS environments.

  • Backup and Recovery Considerations for Security Data and Encrypted Backups

    SB PowerTech WC GenericSecurity expert Carol Woodbury is joined by the newest member of the HelpSystems team: Debbie Saugen.
    Debbie is recognized worldwide as an expert on IBM i backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and high availability. For decades, Debbie has helped IBM i shops build and implement effective business continuity plans.
    In today’s business climate, business continuity is more important than ever. But 83 percent of organizations are not totally confident in their backup strategy.
    During this webinar, Carol and Debbie discuss the importance of a good backup plan, how to ensure you’re backing up your security information, and your options for encrypted back-ups.

    Watch the webinar today!

     

  • Profound.js: The Agile Approach to Legacy Modernization

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    In this presentation, Alex Roytman (CEO, Profound Logic) and Liam Allan (2016 COMMON Student Innovation Award winner) will unveil a completely new and unique way to modernize your legacy applications.
    Learn how Agile Modernization:


    - Uses the power of Node.js in place of costly system re-writes and migrations
    - Enables you to modernize legacy systems in an iterative, low-risk manner
    - Makes it easier to hire developers for your modernization efforts
    - Integrates with Profound UI (GUI modernization) for a seamless, end-to-end legacy modernization solution

    Watch this Webcast NOW!

  • The Truth About Viruses on IBM i

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    Protecting your data from viruses or malicious code is not an unfamiliar concept, but understanding how these threats can affect your Power Systems server may not be as easy to grasp.
    There are many myths about viruses and IBM i—including the belief that the system is immune. Many Power Systems managers still don’t see viruses as a risk because they see them as a Windows threat. While this was once true, today’s connected environments operate under different rules.
    It’s time to take action and protect IBM i and the network that connects to it. This on-demand webinar will help you gain an understanding of the relationships between:

    - Viruses and the integrated file system (IFS)
    - Power Systems and Windows viruses
    - PC-based anti-virus scanning vs native IBM i scanning
    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. Learn the facts to ensure you're fully-protected.

  • Business Process Automation with Robot

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    Automate Process Flow Through the Data Center
    Typical “computerized” business processes are a combination of multiple schedulers, operational scripts, CL programs, and manual file checking, all backed up with the trusty runbook.
    Is there a better way to manage business processes?
    It is a common misconception that a business process cannot be automated if it’s too complicated or requires that someone verify each step. We’re here to tell you there is a better way to manage your business—process automation is possible!
    Take 30 minutes to learn the options for automating your business process flow and how they fit into your data center processing, including cases of:
    - Complex or iterative schedules
    - Event-driven dependencies
    - Multi-platform dependencies
    - Dynamically calculated parameters
    - Exception notification
    - SAP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne integration
    How do I know business process automation is effective?
    If you have any doubts that automating complex business processes will improve your level of service, you’ll also hear a success story from the senior systems administrator at Trident Seafoods who embraced automation using the Robot solution and is reeling in the benefits!

  • Find Out Why You Should Keep Data on IBM i

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    It’s simple. IBM i is the most reliable, securable, and powerful platform to house your critical business data.
    IBM i was built for business and has added features and functionality over the years to keep up with modern business needs. You can trust it to run your business, access your data in real-time, and keep your data secure. Plus, IBM i can scale to your business and handle all of your critical data.
    Can your other platforms do that?
    We didn’t think so.
    Watch this 30-minute webinar to learn why you should keep your data on IBM i, including:
    - IBM i is reliable
    - IBM i offers fast and secure real-time data access
    - IBM i helps your business prepare for tomorrow
    Plus, we demonstrate how Sequel Data Access helps you modernize IBM i data access and meet your business needs.

  • Mobile Apps for IBM i Monitoring

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    Overnight and weekend support can be a minefield for operations teams tasked with attempting to maintain system availability, especially when they must rely on laptop-based VPN access—where a delayed response can prove costly.
    With over 2 billion smartphone users worldwide, it’s perfectly reasonable for you to use the BYOD movement to your advantage and start managing your IT infrastructure from the palm of your hand. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how Halcyon has modernized this crucial layer of support by introducing mobile applications for IBM i monitoring.
    You’ll hear how one company has used the Enterprise Console mobile app to provide a valuable audit trail and speed up response time. You’ll also learn:
    - The benefits of mobile apps
    - How to respond to critical messages within seconds
    - How to get notifications your way on your device
    - How to set up escalation, ensuring alerts are always handled in a timely fashion
    If your team is responsible for managing IBM i applications and services after regular business hours, you won’t want to miss this one!

     

  • Speed Up Your Manufacturing and Distribution with Paperless Processes

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    Your ERP system —whether it’s JDE World, Enterprise One, Infor, Epicor, Microsoft Dynamics, VAI, or anything else—is essential to maintaining your company’s key business information and processes. But you’re constantly generating and receiving paper and electronic documents, too, and it’s hard to keep everything straight. So, you wind up chasing documents and data around—and keeping your customers and vendors waiting.
    It’s time to make life easier and make your customers happier. With an electronic document management system, you can integrate with your ERP to keep all of your key documents and data in one spot.
    And when all of your documents are stored digitally, you can speed up your processes and get key documents (like purchase orders and invoices) approved faster.
    Watch the webinar and learn how to:
    - Integrate a document management system with your ERP
    - Capture all of your key shop floor, order, and shipment documents in one central repository
    - Improve customer, vendor, and employee response times
    - Accomplish more work without adding additional staff
    It’s time to deliver your shipments faster and keep your customers happy by streamlining your paperwork processes.

  • Dock Door Signing Made Easy

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    How long does dock door signing take your organization? Too long if you’re still using manual processes and paper.
    From generating to collating to printing to routing to signing, manual processes and paper slow down your organization—and your delivery times. Electronic documents and digital signature capture can change all of that. And your organization will be able to create, route, approve (with digital signatures), and retrieve documents faster.
    Learn how digital signature capture helps you:
    - Eliminate steps in your approval processes
    - Improve auditability
    - Reduce customer service time to resolve questions
    Plus, we’ll demonstrate how digitizing signatures and documents will reduce your organization’s costs over the long haul.

  • 5 Reasons Developers Love Robot Schedule

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    Why AppDev Should Embrace Automation
    Your application development team is an expensive resource that works hard to improve business processes, yet more and more IBM i shops are putting AppDev in charge of managing day-to-day system operations.
    Instead of taking their attention away from the website, business analytics, mobile, security, SQL data access, and more, streamline operations with automation and build in notifications so your teams have visibility into processing when they need it, and can manage the rest by exception.
    In just 30 minutes, our experts will show how AppDev teams can take advantage of Robot automated operations on IBM i and beyond so they can:
    - Stop programming for multi-platform job and file event dependencies
    - Stop struggling with incorrect parameter values
    - Stop wondering where to fit a process into daily, weekly, or monthly cycles
    - Stop the on-call headaches, the firefighting, and the lack of progress cycle
    - Go ahead, give your AppDev team a productivity boost!

  • Affordable Query Tool for Software Developers

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    NGS’ Software Developer Kit (SDK) gives IBM i developers comprehensive query, dynamic mobile reporting, analytics and Web report design features at an affordable cost. Install and create meaningful outputs for managers in one day! Web page and portal integration, email, FTP are included.
    The $895* SDK includes a one user license, online training, user manuals, one year of software maintenance; toll-free support and online incident reporting.
    - Want to modernize beyond Query/400 and PC files transfers?
    - Need a Web reporting solution without the learning curve and overhead of DB2 Web Query?
    - Have many reporting needs, but a tight budget and small staff?
    View the demo and request a FREE TRIAL of the SDK.
    * Limited time offer.

  • Your introduction to RCAC and Authority Collection

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    IBM has provided us with two powerful and very exciting security enhancements in the last two versions of IBM i.

    Scott Forstie of IBM joins Carol Woodbury to demonstrate and describe the V7R2 feature called Row and Column Access Control (RCAC), which extends how you define which users have access to specific rows in a database file. RCAC also provides a way to mask data for all or selected users.

    The recently released V7R3 adds Authority Collection. Authority Collection provides organizations and vendors with the ability to know exactly what authority is required to perform a task, eliminating the guesswork. Gone is the need to set *PUBLIC authority on database files to *ALL or to automatically grant service accounts *ALLOBJ special authority just because you’re unsure of what authority is required.

    Watch Scott and Carol as they discuss these and other new security features delivered in V7R2 and V7R3.

  • ​Getting Started with IBM i Security: Event Auditing

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    Learn why event auditing is necessary and how to configure it
    Experts’ fears surrounding the risks associated with poor configuration were recently confirmed by the 2016 State of IBM i Security Study. Published annually, the results reveal most Power Systems lack adequate security controls and auditing measures.
    In this fast-paced webinar series, leading experts Robin Tatam and Carol Woodbury share insight into critical areas of IBM i security.
    This second session of the series introduces event auditing, with Robin Tatam covering the basics and more:
    - Why auditing is necessary
    - Determine if IBM i auditing is currently active
    - How to configure auditing with one simple command
    - What audit events are recorded (and which are missed!)
    - How high availability (HA) applications often make critical events disappear
    - Event reporting and real-time alerting

  • Getting Started with IBM i Security: Securing PC Access

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    Protect your system from unauthorized network access through readily available PC tools

    Experts’ fears surrounding the risks associated with poor configuration were recently confirmed by the 2016 State of IBM i Security Study. Published annually, the results reveal most Power Systems lack adequate security controls and auditing measures.

    In this fast-paced webinar series, leading experts Robin Tatam and Carol Woodbury share insight into critical areas of IBM i security.

    This on-demand webinar will show you how well-known services like FTP and ODBC enable users to access sensitive data without oversight or restrictions. Robin Tatam will also explain what exit programs are and how you can use them to protect your organization.

  • No Time for IBM I Security? No Problem

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    “Security” is definitely on your IT staff’s to-do list, but how often does this item get checked off?

    IT doesn’t have enough time for security—the 2016 IBM i Security Study proves it. The trouble is that data security isn’t a set-and-forget project. Data security on your IBM i requires on-going attention and expertise.

    In this on-demand webinar, you’ll learn how to save time and work more effectively. We’re cutting to the core of IBM i security by outlining the simple strategy developed by our experts.

    You’ll see a straightforward approach to understanding and addressing risk to your IBM i data. We’ll also show you how our world-class security services help people protect business-critical data when they don’t have the time, resources, or knowledge to tackle IBM i security on their own.

  • Getting Started with IBM i Security: System Values

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    Set the tone for data protection with security-relevant system values

    Experts’ fears surrounding the risks associated with poor configuration were recently confirmed by the 2016 State of IBM i Security Study. Published annually, the results reveal most Power Systems lack adequate security controls and auditing measures.

    In this fast-paced webinar series, leading experts Robin Tatam and Carol Woodbury share insight into critical areas of IBM i security.

    The series opens with an introduction to security-relevant system values.

    System values are one of the fundamental elements of IBM i security. The security system values enable you to “set the tone” of security on your IBM i, enforce password composition rules, and enable auditing. Watch this on-demand webinar to see Carol Woodbury describe these system values and provide guidance on their best practice settings.

  • Getting Started with IBM i Security: Integrated File System (IFS)

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    The IFS is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of IBM i security
    Experts’ fears surrounding the risks associated with poor configuration were recently confirmed by the 2016 State of IBM i Security Study. Published annually, the results reveal most Power Systems lack adequate security controls and auditing measures.
    In this fast-paced webinar series, leading experts Robin Tatam and Carol Woodbury share insight into critical areas of IBM i security.
    This recorded session has Robin Tatam introducing IFS security:
    - Defining IFS
    - How the IFS is configured
    - Common IFS security mistakes
    - What a virus can do to IBM i through the IFS
    - Tracking user activity

  • ​7 Habits of Highly Secure Organizations

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    Everyone knows that cyber security is important, but getting started on the road to data protection and compliance can be confusing and intimidating. Understanding common vulnerabilities helps you focus your attention and resources on the areas that need the most help.
    We all want “best-practice” security, but what are top organizations doing to achieve and maintain it?
    Watch this webinar to learn the details about how to develop the seven habits that are part of daily life for secure organizations. You’ll learn how to:
    - Break the Ostrich Syndrome
    - Develop a Security Policy
    - Assess Current Standing
    - Perform Security Event Logging and Review
    - Use “Best of Breed” Technologies
    - Monitor for Ongoing Compliance
    - Plan for the Future
    This on-demand webinar examines what each of these habits means to IBM i, and helps you make sure that you don’t become the next security statistic.

  • An Introduction to PCI Compliance on IBM Power Systems

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    "From the world's largest corporations to small Internet stores, compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is vital for all merchants who accept credit cards, online or offline, because nothing is more important than keeping your customer’s payment card data secure.” — PCI Security Standards Council
    Complying with the PCI standard is a normal part of doing business in today’s credit-centric world. But, PCI applies to multiple platforms.
    The challenge becomes how to map the general PCI requirements to a specific platform, such as IBM i. And, more importantly, how can you maintain—and prove—compliance?
    Watch this webinar to understand:
    - How PCI requirements relate to IBM i systems
    - IBM i-specific barriers to compliance
    - How PowerTech security solutions help you fulfill PCI requirements, meet compliance guidelines, and satisfy auditors
    You’ll leave with the knowledge and confidence you need to evaluate PCI compliance requirements and prepare your IBM i system for today’s regulatory challenges.

  • Implementing Multiple Layers of Defense

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    Your IBM i holds a massive amount of data. In most organizations, that data constitutes a mission-critical and high-value asset.

    How do you adequately protect the data residing on your IBM i, given its value to your organization? IBM has provided us with many options for protecting our data, but it’s now always clear how to select and implement the best options for your circumstances.

    This recorded webinar describes IBM i’s different data security options, along with implementation recommendations and tips for getting started. Carol Woodbury, one of the world’s top IBM i security experts, also provides considerations to help you determine how many layers of security are right for your organization.

  • Data Breaches: Is IBM i Really at Risk?

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIBM i is known for its security, but this OS could be more vulnerable than you think.
    Although Power Servers often live inside the safety of the perimeter firewall, the risk of suffering a data leak or data corruption remains high.
    Watch noted IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he discusses common ways that this supposedly “secure” operating system may actually be vulnerable and who the culprits might be.

    Watch the webinar today!

     

  • Easy Mobile Development

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    Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to rapidly and easily deploy mobile apps to your organization – even when working with legacy RPG code! IBM Champion Scott Klement will demonstrate how to:
    - Develop RPG applications without mobile development experience
    - Deploy secure applications for any mobile device
    - Build one application for all platforms, including Apple and Android
    - Extend the life and reach of your IBM i (aka iSeries, AS400) platform
    You’ll see examples from customers who have used our products and services to deliver the mobile applications of their dreams, faster and easier than they ever thought possible!
    Watch this Webinar Now!

  • Profound UI: Unlock True Modernization from your IBM i Enterprise

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    Modern, web-based applications can make your Enterprise more efficient, connected and engaged. This session will demonstrate how the Profound UI framework is the best and most native way to convert your existing RPG applications and develop new modern applications for your business. Additionally, you will learn how you can address modernization across your Enterprise, including databases and legacy source code, with Profound Logic.
    We will demonstrate how Profound UI:
    - Goes beyond simple screen-scraping to truly modernize your RPG applications
    - Uses RPG Open Access and your own RPG code and development talent to modernize
    - Supports rapid development with an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop Designer
    - Integrates with our on-the-fly modernization, mobile development, and Enterprise Modernization solutions

  • 5 New and Unique Ways to Use the IBM i Audit Journal

    SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericHigh availability for IBM i has been a hot topic in 2017, jumping 20% from our 2016 survey to take the #2 seat on IT priority lists just behind cybersecurity. And no surprise with these two topics so closely tied to your most valuable asset: your irreplaceable business data.
    With major airline outages last year and the recent ransomware attacks, you must be asking yourself: am I doing everything I can to protect my organization’s data?
    Tune in as our panel of IBM i high availability experts—Tom Huntington, Matt Staddler, and Cole Ragland—deliver lively discussion around the top high availability issues of today, including:

    • Why companies don’t test role swaps when they know they should
    • Whether high availability in the cloud makes sense for IBM i users
    • Why some organizations don’t have high availability yet
    • How to get high availability up and running at your organization
    • High availability considerations for today’s security concerns

    There are no do-overs when it comes to your data. Once it’s gone, it’s gone...unless you have a data replication layer in place to protect it. Learn the value of these strategic solutions and how you can implement them in a hurry—watch now!

     

  • Profound.js 2.0: Extend the Power of Node to your IBM i Applications

    SB Profound WC 5541In this Webinar, we'll demonstrate how Profound.js 2.0 enables you to easily adopt Node.js in your business, and to take advantage of the many benefits of Node, including access to a much larger pool of developers for IBM i and access to countless reusable open source code packages on npm (Node Package Manager).
    You will see how Profound.js 2.0 allows you to:

    • Provide RPG-like capabilities for server-side JavaScript.
    • Easily create web and mobile application interfaces for Node on IBM i.
    • Let existing RPG programs call Node.js modules directly, and vice versa.
    • Automatically generate code for Node.js.
    • Automatically converts existing RPGLE code into clean, simplified Node.js code.

    Download and watch today!

     

  • Make Modern Apps You'll Love with Profound UI & Profound.js

    SB Profound WC 5541Roses are red, your UIs are green...It's time to make your apps proud to be seen!
    Whether you have green screens or a drab GUI, your outdated apps can benefit from modern source code, modern GUIs, and modern tools.
    Profound Logic's Alex Roytman and Liam Allan are here to show you how Free-format RPG and Node.js make it possible to deliver applications your whole business will love.
    In this webinar, you'll learn how you can use both Profound UI and Profound.js to:

    • Transform legacy RPG code to modern free-format RPG and Node.js
    • Deliver truly modern application interfaces with Profound UI
    • Extend your RPG applications to include Web Services and NPM packages with Node.js

    This webinar will include a live product demonstration and Q&A with the presenters.

    Download and watch today!

  • 2017 IBM i Marketplace Revealed

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    IBM i is one of technology’s best-kept secrets, with little information available about what IBM i users are doing on this server. Even companies that use this technology struggle to explain to their own teams what IBM i stands for and who else is using it.
    The IBM i Marketplace Survey—now in its 3rd year—was designed to solve this problem. Watch this on-demand webinar for the exclusive results of the 2017 survey. IBM i Champion Tom Huntington is joined by a panel of technology experts to discuss year-over-year trends and new insights. The panel will discuss:

    • What other platforms do you run alongside IBM i?
    • What programming and Open Source languages are you using?
    • What are your top IT issues?
    • What version of POWER and what OS level is most prevalent?
    • Are you expanding your usage of IBM i?
    • Is IBM i a good ROI?

    The expert panel will provide industry insight and comments about the results. When the webinar concludes, you’ll get access to the full results.

  • Accelerating Programmer Productivity with Sequel

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    Most business intelligence tools are just that: tools, a means to an end but not an accelerator. Yours could even be slowing you down. But what if your BI tool didn't just give you a platform for query-writing but also improved programmer productivity?
    Watch the recorded webinar to see how Sequel:

    • Makes creating complex results simple
    • Eliminates barriers to data sources
    • Increases flexibility with data usage and distribution

    Accelerated productivity makes everyone happy, from programmer to business user.

  • Business Intelligence is Changing: Make Your Game Plan

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    Everyone wants a piece of your business data. But keeping up with data access requests in the era of constantly growing data is a challenge. As a result, your IT department can be overwhelmed, inundated, and constantly needing to play catch-up.
    It’s time to develop a strategy that will help you meet your informational challenges head-on. Watch the webinar to learn how to set your IT department up for business intelligence success in 2018.
    You’ll learn how the right data access tool will help you:

    • Access IBM i data faster
    • Deliver useful information to executives and business users
    • Empower users with secure data access

    Ready to make your game plan and finally keep up with your data access requests?

  • Controlling Insider Threats on IBM i

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    Let’s face facts: servers don’t hack other servers. Despite the avalanche of regulations, news headlines remain chock full of stories about data breaches, all initiated by insiders or intruders masquerading as insiders.
    User profiles are often duplicated or restored and are rarely reviewed for the appropriateness of their current configuration. This increases the risk of the profile being able to access data without the intended authority or having privileges that should be reserved for administrators.
    Watch noted security expert Robin Tatam as he discusses a new approach for onboarding new users on IBM i and best-practices techniques for managing and monitoring activities after they sign on.

  • Don't Just Settle for Query/400...

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    There’s a better way to run your queries. With an advanced query tool like Sequel Data Access, you can deliver the IBM i data your organization needs quickly and efficiently—without the hang-ups.
    In this session, we’ll address common frustrations with Query/400, discuss major data access and distribution trends, and help you understand what to look for in a more advanced query tool.
    Plus, you’ll learn how a tool like Sequel lightens IT’s load by:

    • Accessing real-time data, so you can make real-time decisions
    • Providing run-time prompts, so users can help themselves
    • Delivering instant results in Microsoft Excel and PDF, without the wait
    • Automating the query process with on-demand data, dashboards, and scheduled jobs
    • Watch the webinar and learn why you shouldn’t just settle for Query/400.

     

  • How to Manage Documents the Easy Way

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    What happens when your company depends on an outdated document management strategy?
    Everything is harder.
    Capturing documents means scanning and filing—which takes you away from tasks that actually matter to the business. Managing documents means sorting through an endless sea of shared folders or filing cabinets—and sometimes documents can’t be found. Distributing documents means following a frustrating, manual process for routing documents internally and sending them to vendors and customers.
    You don’t need to stick with status quo anymore.
    Watch the webinar to learn how to put effective document management into practice and:

    • Capture documents faster, instead of wasting everyone’s time
    • Manage documents easily, so you can always find them
    • Distribute documents automatically, and move on to the next task

     

  • Lessons Learned from the AS/400 Breach

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    Get actionable info to avoid becoming the next cyberattack victim.
    In “Data breach digest—Scenarios from the field,” Verizon documented an AS/400 security breach. Whether you call it AS/400, iSeries, or IBM i, you now have proof that the system has been breached.
    Watch IBM i security expert Robin Tatam give an insightful discussion of the issues surrounding this specific scenario.
    Robin will also draw on his extensive cybersecurity experience to discuss policies, processes, and configuration details that you can implement to help reduce the risk of your system being the next victim of an attack.

  • Monitor VIOS (and AIX) from Your IBM i

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    Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) runs on AIX and allows you to share input/output resources across logical partitions. The health of your VIOS server is critical to the performance of all your Power server partitions, so monitoring it is a must.
    Our 2017 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results uncovered a cool trend: an increasing number of IBM i shops are running AIX instances alongside IBM i on Power Systems servers. We like to see these systems playing nicely together on the same server, though it does shine a spotlight on shared resources.
    During this 30-minute recording, our experts demonstrate the new VIOS and AIX monitoring capabilities in Robot Monitor. You’ll learn about:

    • The top AIX metrics that impact VIOS
    • Real-time monitoring with dashboard displays
    • Threshold and notification options
    • Identifying trends to better allocate resources

    With VIOS/AIX running alongside IBM i, you need visibility into your entire Power environment.
    Watch now to see how Robot Monitor can get you there!

     

     

  • Overwhelmed by Operating Systems?

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    You’re responsible for looking after Windows, Linux, AIX, and VIOS, but you worry that you don’t understand their complexities well enough to make your job effective—or easy.
    No problem! Simplify the management of multiple operating systems and applications without becoming experts in each area.
    In this 30-minute recorded webinar, our experts demonstrate how you can:

    • Manage multiple platforms from a central location
    • View monitoring results in a single pane of glass on your desktop or mobile device
    • Take advantage of best practice, plug-and-play monitoring templates
    • Create rules to automate daily checks across your entire infrastructure
    • Receive notification if something is wrong or about to go wrong

    This presentation includes a live demo of Network Server Suite and shows how easy monitoring multiple operating systems and applications can be using point-and-click technology.

     

  • Real-Time Disk Monitoring with Robot Monitor

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    When IBM i disk space pulls its notorious disappearing act, you don’t have time to waste figuring out how the trick is done. You need to know when disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer.
    Looking behind the curtain to keep a close eye on disk space—especially in a multi-partition environment—can have its challenges, but every good admin can have an ace up their sleeve. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends

    Start seeing through the sleight of hand and get instant visibility into disk usage. Add advance warning of potential threats and—abracadabra!—you’ll reduce the risk of disk space depletion and curb the sudden flurry of activity to clean things up.

     

  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

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    Still following manual processes for extracting and transferring data across platforms? You’re not alone. Many business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation. And that leads to a lot of manual effort.
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying?
    It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, you’ll see a demonstration of how data automation software from HelpSystems will help you finally stop re-keying data.

     

  • Survey Results: 2018 Top Cybersecurity Risks and Mitigation Strategies

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    Protecting your organization from cyberthreats has never been more important—or more difficult.
    IT pros have many tactics to choose from, but time (and budgets!) are not unlimited. The key is prioritizing risks and identifying the most effective ways to mitigate the danger.
    In 2018, HelpSystems surveyed more than 600 IT and cybersecurity professionals to find out what security exploits loom largest and what strategies they’re turning to for protection.
    In this on-demand webinar, our team of cybersecurity security experts analyzes results. You’ll learn about:

    • Security strategies your peers are most interested in implementing
    • How managers and executives prioritize security
    • Who is responsible for cybersecurity at organizations around the world
    • Where IT pros turn for assistance with security

    You'll also get practical tips for using this data to drive cybersecurity conversations at your organization.

     

  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

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    When it comes to IBM® Rational® Open Access: RPG Edition (also known as RPG Open Access), there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"

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  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

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  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400

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    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

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    The thought of printing, distributing, and storing iSeries reports manually may reduce you to tears. Paper and labor costs associated with report generation can spiral out of control. Mountains of paper threaten to swamp your files. Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
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    Protect your company by monitoring network traffic to your IBM i servers with the industry-leading exit program, PowerTech Network Security.
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