5 pts.
IBM iSeries
iseries v5r4
Shared folders
SAP adds many TXT files to a folder in IFS, I need to replicate or duplicate this TXT files in a Windows Server folder automatically or share the iSeries folder with the Windows Server users. How can I do this? Thanks

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i5 OS V5R4

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You can use iSeries Netserver via iNav to share an IFS folder:

Login to open your connection to the iSeries
Click on File Systems
Click on File Shares. A list of all current shared IFS folders are listed.
Right Click on File Shares and open iSeries Netserver
Expand Shared Objects then right click on Shared Objects and select New then File
Enter Share Name and description, set access then Browse to select the IFS folder to share.

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  • WM
    That's right. You can share your IFS folders on the iSeries. After you enable share on your IFS folder your Windows users should be able to map to this folder from their PCs.
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  • WoodEngineer
    We share the IFS as WM describes. Works great. Here is a tip that will simplify things for your users - Keep the user ID and passwords the same on your Windows network and the iSeries. If the user changes their password on one platform, they should change it on the other. Keeping these in sync makes this seamless.
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  • TomLiotta
    Note that it's not necessary to keep passwords in sync for general users when work is done from the AS/400 side. A Windows share can be accessed through the /QNTC file system. If (1) a local user/password is created on the Windows PC, then (2) the AS/400 user can be switched to a matching "current" user on the AS/400 and access to the Windows share should work until the current user is released and the job user becomes current. That is, programming can switch to a temporary user, the work can be done through the Windows share, then the switch can be released. If the programming is owned by a high-authority AS/400 profile and is set for USER(*OWNER), then the profile switches can happen transparently. The only synchronization needed is between the single Windows local user you define and the single profile you create to match on the AS/400. The password doesn't need to be published. It's possible to have things work from the Windows side in a similar pattern. (A Windows expert would have to describe the programming.) Tom
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