The Question is:
Is there a way I can write from a DCL to an NT base drive. We want to manage
user files on the NT environment, but the use of DCL,UDMS and COBOL programs
that write to their Sys$Login is holding me. Any thoughts?
The Answer is :
There is no SMB client for OpenVMS, and -- given differences in the
file systems and particularly in the record systems -- the OpenVMS
Wizard is not at all sure that anything useful would result from
OpenVMS-based applications writing files directly onto Windows NT
systems and disks.
It is possible to have Windows NT access OpenVMS disks via Advanced
Server (PATHWORKS), of course, and an OpenVMS node or an OpenVMS
Cluster can act as a PDC or BDC if required, and OpenVMS can
participate in domain-based authentication. But the converse of the
proposed storage access that was referenced above also holds here,
as Windows NT applications are not in a particularly good position
to read and to interprete the various RMS file structures that are
used by applications native to OpenVMS.
Windows NT applications can read RMS files and various database files
via the network, specifically via ODBC -- please see the OpenVMS FAQ
for details and pointers.