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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 29, 2018

Require a generic migration tool to be added to iACS to migration .WS to .HOD for each user's iAWin objects to iACS deploy.

Require a generic migration tool or function to be added to iACS to migration each user's iAWin objects to iACS with rollout to desktop users. We have over 5000 iAWin users and cannot do this migration going to each users desktop/Laptop to make changes manually. We require the rollout to be done via a network rollout and iACS must install and grab the iAWin 5250, keyboard mappings and all configurations and change and SAVE it from .WS to .HOD

Use Case:

When running the install script for iACS, one of the questions is whether you want iACS to be able to start an emulation session using a .WS file. So iACS can read a .WS file, but it will NOT write to .WS file. Therefore, you will want to SAVE the imported configuration (which will go to a .HOD file). This means if the user double-clicks a .WS file on the desktop, they will need to save the session to .HOD file. You can do the same if you select the option when installing iACS.

We require iACS to capture and SAVE the configuration automatically without a user or support person having to save the configuration after the installation.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 4, 2019

    If iAWin is still installed on the users desktop, the Systems configurations will automatically be imported to ACS the first time they start ACS. The 5250 emulation configurations are not automatically imported, but there is a command line way for this to be done when you roll this out to your users. See section 9.1.30 in the GettingStarted document:

    If rolling out the same configuration to some set of your users is an option, you may also want to see section

    You may also find the following two articles useful:

    Is that enough to get you started planning how to deploy ACS?