- File and printer sharing in a Windows networking environment
- Windows domain functionality, including trusts
- Windows share and NTFS-style permissions, plus the option to
use OpenVMS protections and ACLs to control access to resources
- Enhanced integration with
Microsoft Windows and enhanced compatibility with legacy applications,
such as support for:
- The option of configuring the server as a member server,
enabling participation in pure (native-mode) Windows domains
(domains in which all domain controllers are Windows systems).
- Extended File Specifications on OpenVMS ODS-5 disk volumes.
ODS-5 is an extension to the existing ODS-2 disk structure,
and adds the ability to use extended file names that can be
more easily mapped between Windows and OpenVMS. ODS-5 expands
the available character set and filename length to be consistent
with Microsoft Windows. (The ODS-2 file system continues to
- Alias file names created for files whose names do not conform
to the limited format conventions imposed by legacy applications.
- Support for COM capabilities that deliver enhanced integration
of the Windows and OpenVMS environments.
- Extended character sets and certain languages foreign to
Western Europe, making available a broader set of characters
for objects manageable by the Advanced Server, such as file
names, user names, group names, and file and print share names.
You can configure any one of a number of languages. For a
list of the languages tested and officially supported by HP,
see the latest SPD.
- OpenVMS Registry (based on the
Windows Registry) for storage of server configuration parameters
(which can be viewed and managed by a Windows based editor).
- Option to manage server printers from Microsoft Windows*,
- Print services dialog box interface
- Add Printer wizard, including installation of
the required drivers for the printer on the Advanced Server
for automatic downloading to the clients as needed
Advanced Server for OpenVMS only
- Support for the POLYCENTER*
Software Installation (PCSI) utility on OpenVMS.
- Support for WINS, LMHOSTS file, and DNS to resolve NetBIOS names,
enabling Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity
- Load balancing and automatic failover for client service requests
sent to servers participating in an OpenVMS Cluster includes
support for dynamic cluster load balancing in WAN environments,
provided by HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS, and using a DNS server
to resolve the cluster alias name, instead of WINS or LMHOSTS
- Ability to allow domain users to log in to their OpenVMS account
using their domain user name and password (domain and OpenVMS
passwords are synchronized automatically; only one password for
users to remember, and only one user name/password combination
for administrators to manage!)
- Comprehensive ADMINISTER command-line interface for local and
remote management of domains and servers
- Remote management of the server from Microsoft Windows systems
- Full browser service functionality
- Support of TCP/IP, DECnet and DECnet-Plus, and NetBEUI