windows_nt_overview

windows_nt_overview
IBM Network Station Family of Thin Clients
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Network Station
Manager V2R1
Windows NT Server
Overview
November 1, 1999
NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights
Componentized Install
Typical Install
Authentication Server Install
Base Code Server Install
Custom Install
Note:
Typical Install will install Series 2xxx, 1000, and 300 client support
English is always installed, there is no client option for this language
Adding or removing components after an install will require a reinstall
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights - Sample Install Screens
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights - Sample Install Screens
IBM Network Station Family of Thin Clients
NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights - Sample Install Screens
IBM Network Station Family of Thin Clients
NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights - Sample Install Screens
IBM Network Station Family of Thin Clients
NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights - Sample Install Screens
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights (Continued)
Product is shipped in three versions
North American (128-bit encryption)
International (40-bit encryption for client, 56-bit encryption for Lotus Web
Server and server-side Netscape)
French (40-bit encryption)
North American Version
Includes strong encryption for SSL, ICA, and Netscape components.
Selected through a yes/no question during the North American CD install
or can be installed later.
Coexistence
Both V2R1 and V1R3 can exist and run on the same system.
Each product should install and uninstall cleanly and separately from the
other.
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights (Continued)
Migration from V1R3
Migration can optionally be called during installation or run from a DOS
command line after install using the nsmv2migr.exe program. The
options for this utility are the same for all platforms.
Can only be selected during a Typical Install or Authentication Server
Install. Must be run manually for a Custom Install.
When selected from install, it is an all or nothing process. All users are
migrated, but no workstations. Migration will not affect V1R3
configuration files.
Very flexible in being able to migrate in dual-server environment. Use the
-p option and specify path to V1R3 \nstation directory. The source path
can be a local drive, a remote server via a mapped drive, or even S/390
through a mapped drive via NFS client connection. Don't need the -p
option if V1R3 is installed on the same server.
In a dual-server migration, the set of users and groups must first be
created on the Microsoft Windows NT server and placed in NSMAdmin
and NSMUser groups appropriately (same as old V1R3 tool). It will not
migrate user or group preferences if they are not already defined in
Windows NT.
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Install
Install Highlights (Continued)
More V1R3 Migration
The client migration option (-c), is only valid for single-server migration,
and the V1R3 install MUST be at the 3.08 level. It will cause ALL V1R3
NVRAM clients that boot to this server to be migrated to V2R1 on their
next reboot.
When migrating from an OS/390 or VM system, users will need to run a
tool on the mainframe system to move files into a directory structure that
is compatible with the Windows NT migration program.
Messages are written to the Windows NT Application Event Log so they
can be referenced later.
UNIX Permissions of Client files
Windows NT NSM Install must set NFS file permissions and symbolic
links for files in the prodbase directory during install through an eNOD
NFS API.
This means that new client files in NetworkStationV2/ProdBase cannot be
simply copied to the Windows NT server after install since they may not
get the correct file permissions or have symbolic links set up correctly.
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
NSM
Network Station Manager - Windows NT Unique Items
Requires Lotus Domino Go Web Server 4.6.2.2 or Microsoft IIS 4.0
Web server.
Web browser requirements are the same as AS/400
Netscape 4.5 or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 (sp1) or higher
Started with common NSM URL
http://nsmhost/networkstationv2/admin
Operates the same as the AS/400 version except for the basic
authentication dialog box
NSM language is determined by the default regional setting of
Windows NT at the time of product install
This is the same as it was in V1R3
Configuration files are now saved in the UTF-8 code page
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
NSM
Troubleshooting Tools
Windows NT NSM Service Tool
Run from a browser with the following URL
http://nsmhost/NetworkStationV2/cgi/service.exe
Can also be run from a command line. The output is in HTML so the
output should be redirected to a file and viewed with a browser. Example:
ntnsmver > serviceinfo.html
netscape serviceinfo.html
Service tool has an extended output link for more details, but takes longer
to run. This output may be needed in to analyze some problems.
Event Viewer
Messages from NSM and NSL are logged here in the Windows NT event
log. This is a good place to look for problems that have occurred in the
past.
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NSM
Troubleshooting Tools (continued)
NFS Trace
NFS Event trace can be started through the NFS configuration
application.
Lotus Domino Go Web Server
Change service to allow it to interact with desktop. This will enable a
diagnostic console which can display error messages. A trace of web
server activity can also be started from here.
Install
If there is a problem setting NFS file permissions during install, an error
message will direct the user to look for details in the file at:
x:{float}\NetworkStationV2\NSM_NFS_Error.txt
This file will contain a list files and which type of error occurred during
install. These errors are usually caused by build time errors and should
not normally be seen.
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Service Updates
Service Update (PTF) Strategy
Service updates are currently planned to contain a complete product
release and they will be cumulative (Service Update 2 will contain all
of the changes from Service Update 1)
Service updates can be installed stand-alone or on top of an existing
V2R1 install
Updates are obtained through web delivery and CDs
Web delivery is done using Install Shield's Install from the Web
product
This will allow re-connectable connections to the image when the Internet
connection is unreliable.
Users will need to do a small one-time download of the Install from the
Web utility.
This NSM web image will be 200+ Mb is size and contains only eNOD
and NSM components from the CD.
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NSM V2R1 Windows NT Overview
Known Problems
Known Problems with GA Release
Known problems
DHCP must be manually installed if eNOD is already installed. The
readme.txt file describes this procedure.
The migration program nsmv2migr.exe command line help incorrectly
states that the *all parameter is used to migrate everything (except
clients). The correct options is -a.
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