HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
Compaq PATHWORKS V6.1 for OpenVMS (Advanced
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server allows you to run the server as the primary domain controller (PDC) or the backup domain controller (BDC) in a Windows NT-compatible domain.
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server can participate in the domain as a Master Browser or Backup Browser.
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server supports the ability to be managed remotely from:
For information about remote server management, refer to the
Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Administrator's Guide.
2.2.7 Installation and Configuration
PATHWORKS Advanced Server provides a single installation procedure that allows you to install any of the following:
The NetWare server software is not provided with PATHWORKS V6.1 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server). If the NetWare software is present on your system, you must deinstall it before installing PATHWORKS V6.1 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server). To use PATHWORKS V6.1 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server), users of the NetWare server software must migrate clients to a TCP/IP or NetBEUI networking solution.
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server provides a separately installable Upgrade utility. Use this Upgrade utility to upgrade the server's user, group, and share information from PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager) to PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) while the server continues to run. This allows you to plan and upgrade shares, user accounts, and security in preparation for the PATHWORKS Advanced Server installation, without interrupting file and print services.
The separately installable Upgrade utility is offered only if the PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) installation procedure detects the presence of PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager)
For more information about how to use the Upgrade utility, refer to the
Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Migration Guide.
2.2.8 File and Print Services
PATHWORKS Advanced Server supports the Server Message Block (SMB) V3.0 file and
print protocols compatible with Windows NT.
2.2.9 Client Support
PATHWORKS Advanced Server supports connections from the following types of clients:
PATHWORKS Advanced Server supports the same types of transports as does PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager), but selects them in the following order, which differs from the order used by the PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager) server:
The Advanced Server provides transparent support for the following TCP/IP network transport products:
For information about which versions of Compaq TCP/IP for OpenVMS are
supported on each OpenVMS platform, refer to the latest
Advanced Server V7.3A-ECO1 for OpenVMS and PATHWORKS V6.1 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Software Product Description.
For information about using TCP/IP products with PATHWORKS Advanced Server, refer
to Section 3.17, Using TCP/IP Products with PATHWORKS Advanced Server.
22.214.171.124.1 WINS Support for Resolving NetBIOS Names in a WAN
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server can act as a Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)
client, allowing the PATHWORKS Advanced Server to use WINS services to resolve
NetBIOS names in a Wide Area Network (WAN) configuration. For
information about setting up WINS services for PATHWORKS Advanced Server, refer to
the Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Installation and Configuration Guide.
126.96.36.199.2 DNS Support for Resolving NetBIOS Names in a WAN
The Advanced Server can use DNS services to resolve NetBIOS names in a
Wide Area Network (WAN) configuration. For information about setting up
DNS services for the Advanced Server, refer to the Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Installation and Configuration Guide and the
Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Administrator's Guide.
188.8.131.52 NetBEUI Support
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server provides the NetBEUI transport. NetBEUI is
recommended only for use in small LAN-only environments (approximately
50 nodes or less).
184.108.40.206 DECnet Support
The Advanced Server supports DECnet and DECnet-Plus as supported by the OpenVMS operating system on which the server runs. For more information, refer to the PATHWORKS V6.1 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) SPD.
The PATHWORKS mail server works only if DECnet is running on both of the following:
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server supports the enhanced OpenVMS file system, also known as XQP+. Table 2-2 describes the features of XQP+.
|Multithreading||Lets the server perform up to eight concurrent OpenVMS file system operations.|
|Improved concurrency||Lets the OpenVMS file system increase the number of file create operations that can be processed in parallel on one disk.|
|Asynchronous cache writes (write-back caching)||Lets the server return control to the client before completing certain OpenVMS file system operations. This improves the response time needed to access files from the server. On ODS-2 disks, only PATHWORKS servers can use write-back caching. All other applications use writethrough caching. ACP_WRITEBACK is a dynamic parameter.|
|Multiblock bitmap reads||Reduces time spent allocating disk space.|
By default, XQP+ is installed with OpenVMS; no special installation of
XQP+ is necessary. However, on OpenVMS Version 7.1 and 6.2 systems, you
must specifically enable its features, using the SYSGEN utility to
change the appropriate parameter values, as explained in Section 3.19, Enabling XQP+ Support.
On OpenVMS Version 7.2 or later systems, the SYSGEN parameter values
are already set appropriately to enable the XQP+ features. In addition,
patches might be required for your system, as indicated in
Section 3.18, Patches Required for Running the Advanced Server.
2.2.12 PostScript Printing Support
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server supports the DECprint Supervisor for OpenVMS (DCPS)
family of layered products, which runs on OpenVMS VAX and Alpha systems
to provide access through the OpenVMS queuing system to selected
2.2.13 Management Interfaces
The following sections describe the management interfaces provided with
the PATHWORKS Advanced Server.
220.127.116.11 ADMINISTER Command Line Interface
PATHWORKS Advanced Server includes the ADMINISTER command line interface. ADMINISTER commands are designed to replace the LAN Manager server Net commands on OpenVMS.
ADMINISTER commands can be used to remotely manage a Windows NT Server or a PATHWORKS Advanced Server. For more information about how to use the new command line interface, refer to the Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS Commands Reference Manual or invoke the ADMINISTER online Help.
For example, to get information about the ADMINISTER ADD USER command, enter the following command after you start PATHWORKS Advanced Server:
$ ADMINISTER HELP NEW_USER
The following command displays an overview about using the ADMINISTER user interface:
$ ADMINISTER HELP NEW_USER NEW_USER Welcome to the ADMINISTER command line user interface. The ADMINISTER command line interface is a comprehensive utility for managing domains and servers in a network of compatible servers. You can invoke the interface in one of two ways: o Enter the command ADMINISTER, then press Return. This invokes the interface in subsystem mode. This is shown by the prompt DOMAIN\\SERVER>, where DOMAIN and SERVER are the default names of the domain and server you will be administering. Initially, DOMAIN is the name of the domain to which your local computer belongs, and SERVER is the name of your local computer. Once in subsystem mode, you can execute commands by entering subcommands, keywords, parameters, and qualifiers. To return to DCL, type EXIT or press Ctrl/Z. o Enter commands one at a time from DCL level. You enter the ADMINISTER command followed on the same line by keywords, parameters, and qualifiers, then press Return. After the command is completed, control returns to DCL. Additional information available: Case_Sensitivity UNC
As any other domain controller in a Windows NT domain, the PATHWORKS Advanced Server can be managed from a Windows NT Server or from a client running Windows NT server administration tools.
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server software kit includes the Windows NT Server administration tools, which can be installed on computers running any of the following operating systems:
Windows 2000 file and print server-related tools are available as part of the Windows 2000 server.
The Windows NT server administration tools are available in the PWUTIL share after you install, configure, and start the PATHWORKS Advanced Server.
The SRVTOOLS directory contains a subdirectory for each type of client computer (Windows 95 tools are usable with Windows 98 clients). Refer to the README.TXT file in the subdirectory for instructions on installing the software on the client computer.
Refer to the Windows NT Server product documentation or use online Help
for more information about how to use Windows NT Server administration
tools. See also Section 3.15, Installing Optional Server Administration Tools.
2.2.14 Windows 2000 File and Print Server Tools
The Advanced Server can be managed from a Windows 2000 server using
tools related to file and print servers. These tools are available as
part of the Windows 2000 server.
2.2.15 Account Lockout
The Windows NT account lockout feature supported by the Advanced Server allows administrators to have user accounts locked automatically after a specified number of failed attempts to log in (that is, after the user has entered the specified number of invalid passwords). Three ADMINISTER commands have been enhanced to accommodate the account lockout functionality:
For more information on setting up the lockout policy for user accounts, refer to the Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Administrator's Guide.
If you are upgrading a PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) product, when you configure the
PATHWORKS Advanced Server, the PWRK$CONFIG.COM procedure upgrades the V6.0 Security
Account Manager (SAM) user account databases to a format that supports
the account lockout feature.
2.2.16 PATHWORKS Advanced Server Licensing
The PATHWORKS Advanced Server provides a simplified license management model. Both the License Server and License Registrar are provided with the PATHWORKS Advanced Server software, and a License Manager utility is also provided for managing PATHWORKS Advanced Server licenses. If you use client-based licensing, you must run the License Server.
PATHWORKS Advanced Server requires all clients to be appropriately licensed to access resources on the server. See Section 3.12.1, License Enforcement, for more information about setting up client-based licensing.
For additional information about PATHWORKS licensing, refer to the
Compaq Advanced Server for OpenVMS Guide to Managing Advanced Server Licenses.
2.2.17 External Authentication Support
OpenVMS Version 7.1 and higher versions include support for external authentication. This feature allows the OpenVMS system manager to set up a user account for which login authentication is based on a security mechanism other than OpenVMS security.
PATHWORKS Advanced Server software participates with the operating system to provide the ability to use the PATHWORKS Advanced Server user authentication mechanism to authenticate OpenVMS user logons. This allows users to log in at the OpenVMS login prompt using the PATHWORKS Advanced Server user name and password. In addition, it provides automatic password synchronization for user accounts.
For additional details about external authentication, see
Section 3.13, Guidelines for External Authentication, in these Release Notes. For more information about
implementing external authentication, refer to the Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Installation and Configuration Guide and
the OpenVMS Guide to System Security.
2.2.18 Support of ODS-5 Devices
The Advanced Server on OpenVMS Alpha V7.2 (or later) supports ODS-5
devices as ODS-2 devices.
2.2.19 Optional Support for Eight-Bit Characters in File Names
The Advanced Server provides an optional feature that allows file names to contain the lowercase international characters, such as:
Characters must be encoded using the ISO Latin-1 character set (ISO-8859-1). When this feature is enabled, users on Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT client computers can create and browse file names that contain these types of characters. File names are stored in the directory share using these characters, so the files can be accessed by these file names using the PATHWORKS Advanced Server.
Because Windows for Workgroups and MS-DOS computers do not recognize these types of characters, files with file names containing these characters will not be accessible by these client computers.
This feature does not provide support of eight-bit characters in the names of shares and user accounts.
Enabling this Feature
This feature is disabled by default. To enable it, define a systemwide logical using the following command:
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM PWRK$TEMP_VMSSERVER_CODE_PAGE "88591"
For the feature to take effect, you must restart the server after entering this command. You can add this command to the following file, to ensure this feature is always enabled:
This section lists some of the general differences between the PATHWORKS Advanced Server product and the PATHWORKS LAN Manager product.
Of course, there are many more differences between the PATHWORKS
LAN Manager server software and the PATHWORKS Advanced Server software. Refer to
the Compaq PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) Server Migration Guide for information about upgrading from PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager) to
PATHWORKS V6 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server).
2.4 Unsupported PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager) Features
The following features of PATHWORKS V5 for OpenVMS (LAN Manager) are not supported with PATHWORKS Advanced Server: