Bought a used AS/400, no passwords.

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I just purchased a used 9406-250 from a warehouse sale, came with the software licensing and such. Only bought it to fiddle with since I used to work on one. The qsecofr password wasn't the default and the warehouse I got it at has no clue what any of the passwords were. Anyone know how to get into the thing to reset it back to new?

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  • TomLiotta
    If the "and such" includes install media, then run a scratch install. Is there an indication of the OS version on the media? If you know that QSECOFR is not the default, you must be able to bring up a logon panel. Is that done through a direct-attach terminal or through a network connection? -- Tom
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  • Wintersbite
    I've got a direct attach. It's an IO 2677-M terminal, and I have it set to address 0 and plugged into port 0 on the four plug twinax cable. It's version 4 release 5 according to the old shipping slip that came with it. I have a stack of cds: AS/400 Information Center AS/400 Information and Service Library AS/400 Information Center: Supplemental Manuals AS/400 Programming Languages and Developmental Tools: Supplemental Manuals AS/400 Client Access Family for Windows And 3 Tapes: Test Tape (SLR5-4GBSL) A Dry Process Cleaning Cartridge And a shrink wrapped SLR5-4GB blank cartridge. And I've got license keys for OS/400, Query for the AS/400 and DB2 Query Manager and SQL Development Kit for AS/400 Here's the packing slip that came with it. http://tinyurl.com/cuvcab5 Not sure if any of that helps.
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  • Wintersbite
    Got in through DST and reset the default system password. Thank you for the assistance!
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  • TomLiotta
    Well, if DST passwords were set for defaults, you got lucky for sure. I was working up a more detailed response, but now it can be ignored. If you don't monitor the comp.sys.ibm.as400.misc UseNet newsgroup, you should start. There are various hobbyists that contribute there who might help with cume PTFs and other possibly useful items. -- Tom
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  • BigKat
    Tom - you might put the more detailed response together and add it to the question, for future topic searchers :)
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  • BigKat
    v4r5! yikes! a lot of the "fun" stuff won't be available
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  • Wintersbite
    LOL, anything newer than this
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  • Wintersbite
    Gah, still getting used to this forum software. Anything newer than this was out of my budget range. Jumped to thousands and to 10's of thousands very very quickly. What "fun" stuff are you talking about and should I be digging for a newer one?
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  • TomLiotta
    Yes, the budget does go up. But it also jumps when you choose to buy PC server-class hardware and load a Windows server OS with various server products. Working with servers is simply more expensive. The timeline for V4R5 is similar to MS's timeline for Win 98SE, Win2K and WinME releases. . First thing you need to do is get more tapes and take a couple SAVSYS and *IBM saves. Also run DSPLICKEY to *LICKEYFILE and *PRINT. The license keys you have might be different from what is actually installed. If you ever need to restore, you'll want any updated license keys. Printed values can be stored on a PC for safekeeping, as can a resulting outfile. . Once those things are done, you'll be in a much more secure position. . Tom
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  • BigKat
    Well, you'll be missing a lot of the %BIFs and the updates to RPG for example, assuming you are fiddling with writing programs.
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  • ToddN2000
    When we upgraded our I-series boxes to the Power7 systems we sold the old v5r4m3 machines to a vendor for salvage. I think we got like 300-400 each for them. ( the older ones that were like the size of a washing machine). Not knowing what you plan on doing code wise, yes the built in functions will make things longer and painful at times. If your budget allows I'd still check online to see if there are any newer models available there are some good deals out there. You may be even able to get back some of your investment if you sold yours outright or for salvage as we did.
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