User authorities in AS/400

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AS/400 administration
AS/400 user authority
iseries v5r4
Plz tell me what authorities one should have to get enrolled in the system distribution directory and how to grant them? When i was trying to copy a as/400 file to a PC location the error showed was "User not enrolled in system distribution directory.". thanks

Software/Hardware used:
as/400 V5R4

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Ram, do the below.

– option 1 userid <server name> press enter
– you need to provide description, Network address – <Server name>, and press enter.

Now the entry is added to the Distribution list.


You need *SECADM to add or update entries in the directory.
After entering WRKDIRE and selecting option 1, from the ADDDIRE screen you only need to enter the following date:

User ID/Address .
Description . . .
System name/Group
User profile . .
Network user ID .

the User ID filed will only accomodate 8 characters of a user profile, that’s ok
The Address is the iSeries system name you want access to.

They’re probably existing entries by default, you can view those and copy.

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  • RamT
    HI can you be more elaborate on your answer. What authorities are required to use this command and include a user in the distribution list. Plz explain the required data into input fields ..thanks
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  • TomLiotta
    First, you shouldn't need to be enrolled in the system directory at all. The reason you're seeing the message is that you're using a part of the system that is effectively obsolete and should be avoided. You are attempting to use the /QDLS file system, probably along with the CPYTOPCD command. Instead, you should be using the /root file system and either the CPYTOSTMF or CPYTOIMPF commands. The directory that you copy into should probably be shared out to the Windows Network. The /QDLS file system is an old DOS & OS/2 file system with 8.3 naming. Access to it and usage of it has been pulled back bit by bit by IBM for maybe 10 years. There may be no guarantees that it will continue to work with new MS Windows versions nor MS Windows Networking fixes. Be prepared. If it suddenly stops working, you'll need to have an alternative already available. Tom
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