OA28158: ADD WINDOWS VISTA SUPPORT TO INFOPRINT SERVER PORT MONITOR

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • Add support for the Infoprint Port Monitor to run on Windows
    Vista Business and Windows VistaEnterprise.
    
    
    Re-write the Port Monitor DLL interface to use the interface
    that was introduced in Windows 2000.
    

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Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Users of z/OS Infoprint Server V1R8 and      *
    *                 higher who want to submit print jobs         *
    *                 using the Infoprint Port Monitor from a      *
    *                 Windows Vista system or a Windows Server     *
    *                 2008 system.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Version 2.0.6 of the Infoprint Server   *
    *                      Port Monitor does not work on Windows   *
    *                      Vista or on Windows Server 2008.        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply the applicable PTF.                    *
    ****************************************************************
    The Windows interface that Infoprint Server Port
    Monitor Version 2.0.6 uses is not supported
    on Windows Vista or on Windows Server 2008.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

  • Version 3.0 of the Infoprint Server Port Monitor uses the
    current Windows Port Monitor API and runs on Windows Vista
    Business Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition, Windows
    Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows XP.
    
    Version 3.0 also adds support for Windows Terminal Services
    and Windows remote user switching.
    
    You can download Version 3.0 and Version 2.0.6 of the
    Infoprint Port Monitor from the IBM Web site at:
    www.ibm.com/downloads.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    
    Doc changes for Port Monitor V3.0 APAR
    
    I. z/OS V1R8.0 - V1R10 Infoprint Server User's Guide,
    S544-5746-09
    
    1.2 Windows client
    State that the Infoprint Port Monitor V3.0 runs on Windows
    Vista Business Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition,
    Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows XP.
    
    8.1 Determining the print submission protocol
    State that the Infoprint Port Monitor V3.0 runs on Windows
    Vista Business Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition,
    Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows XP.
    
    8.2 Section "Installing Infoprint Port Monitor"
    8.2.1 Before you Begin
    Replace this section with the following information:
    1. Determine which version of Infoprint Port Monitor
       to install.
       You can install either of these versions:
    
       * Version 3.0:  Runs on Windows Server 2003, Windows
         Server 2008, Windows Vista Business Edition, Windows
         Vista Enterprise Edition, and Windows XP.
         Note:  Version 3.0 provides the same function as
         Version 2.0.6.  In addition, it supports Windows
         Terminal Services and Windows fast user switching.
    
       * Version 2.0.6: Runs on Windows Server 2003 and
         Windows XP.
         Note:  Version 2.0.6 also runs on Windows NT 4.0,
         Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows
         Millenium Edition (ME); however, IBM support for these
         Windows systems has been discontinued.
    
    2. Make sure that these software requirements are met:
       * Windows operating system is at the required level.
       * TCP/IP protocol is operational on your Windows
         system.
       * If InfoPrint Manager Select is installed on your
         Windows system, it should be at the latest level.
    
       Note: If the InfoPrint Manager server is installed
       on your Windows system, do not install the Infoprint
       Port Monitor.
    
    
    8.2.2 Steps for Installing Infoprint Port Monitor
    Replace this section with the following information:
    To install Version 3.0:
    1. Be sure you have Windows administrator authority on
       your Windows system.
    
    2. If you are currently using an earlier version of the
       Infoprint Port Monitor, use the Windows "Add or Remove
       Programs" function to uninstall it.
    
    3. Download the Infoprint Port Monitor from one of these
       locations:
    
       * Download this z/OS file:
         /usr/lpp/Printsrv/win/En_US/aopwin.msi.  Use a file
         transfer program, such as ftp, and download the file
         in binary.  To do this, you need an account on the
         z/OS system where Infoprint Server is installed.
    
       * Download from the Web:
         www.ibm.com/printers/download.html
          a. On the "Printer drivers and downloads" page,
             select "z/OS Infoprint Port Monitor for Windows".
          b. On the "Infoprint Port Monitor for Windows" window,
             select the "HTTP" link in "Download Options".
    
          If you use the Internet Explorer browser, when you
          download, select the option to run or open the
          Infoprint Port Monitor from its current location so
          that the Infoprint Port Monitor is automatically
          installed.
    
    4. If the Infoprint Port Monitor was not automatically
       installed in the previous step, navigate to the Windows
       folder where you downloaded the Infoprint Port Monitor
       and double-click aopwin.msi.
    
    5. Add a Windows printer at a new "Infoprint Port Monitor"
       port and configure it to connect to the z/OS printer you
       want to print on.  For instructions, see the Infoprint
       Port Monitor online help.  A shortcut to the help,
       located in the "IBM Infoprint Port Monitor" folder, was
       put on your desktop during the installation of the Port
       Monitor.
    
       Note:  Windows printers that you added for an earlier
       version of the Infoprint Port Monitor are still defined.
    
    To install Version 2.0.6:
      Add this note:
      Note: You can download Version 2.0.6 only from the Web.
      In step 3, remove the instructions for downloading
      Version 2.0.6 from the z/OS system.
    
    8.3.1 Adding and configuring a local printer for
          Infoprint Port Monitor
    
    8.3.1.2 Steps for adding and configuring a printer
    Modify steps 7b and 13:
    
    7. In the Infoprint Port Configuration window:
       b. Select Refresh Printer Selection List or
          Get Printer List.
    
    13. Print a test page.
        Note:  If you see an error message on the screen that
        says an attribute you specified in the Infoprint Port
        Monitor Options window is not correct, reconfigure the
        port to specify the correct attribute.  If you selected
        the Windows Port Monitor "Unattended port" option, look
        for error messages in the Windows Event Log.
    
    
    II. z/OS V1R8 - V1R10 Infoprint Server Customization,
        S544-5744-10
    
    1.2 Windows client
    State that the Infoprint Port Monitor V3.0 runs on Windows
    Vista Business Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition,
    Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows XP.
    
    9.0 Installing and customizing the Infoprint Server
        Windows client
    In table "Comparison of Windows printing methods", state
    that the Infoprint Port Monitor V3.0 runs on Windows Vista
    (Business Edition, Enterprise Edition), Windows Server
    2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows XP.
    
    
    III. z/OS V1R8 - V1R10 Infoprint Server Introduction,
         S544-5742-09
    
    Update these sections to say that the Infoprint Port
    Monitor V3.0 runs on Windows Vista Business Edition,
    Windows Vista Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003,
    Windows Server 2008, and Windows XP:
    
    * 1.3.1 Infoprint Server components
    * 2.4 Printing Web documents using the Infoprint Port
          Monitor for Windows
    * 3.8 Windows workstation support
    
    IV. z/OS V1R8 - V1R10 Infoprint Server Messages,
        S544-5747-09
    
    Add these new messages:
    See the DOC Hold or online documentaion for message details.
    
    AOP5000E The OpenPrinter function failed.
    AOP5001I Enter a name for the Infoprint port.
    AOP5002I The port has been deleted.
    AOP5003E The ClosePrinter function failed.
    AOP5004I Enter the host name of the z/OS system in Host
             Name.
    AOP5005I Enter the port number of the Infoprint Server LPD
             in Host Port.
    APS5006I Click Get Printer List.  Then select the printer
             you want to use from the Printer Selection list.
    APS5007I Port <number> already exists.
    AOP5008I The port number must be an integer.
    AOP5050E Registry error:  <registry_function> failed.
    AOP5051E Communication protocol error.
    AOP5052E The Infoprint Server LPD prematurely closed the
             connection.
    AOP5053E Communication error:  <TCP/IP_function> failed.
    AOP5054E Port list error.
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    OA28158

  • Reported component name

    OS390 PRINT INT

  • Reported component ID

    5647A01OP

  • Reported release

    730

  • Status

    CLOSED UR1

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    YesSpecatt / New Function

  • Submitted date

    2009-03-02

  • Closed date

    2009-03-16

  • Last modified date

    2009-04-02

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    UA46392

Modules/Macros

  • AOPWIN   AOPWMSI
    

Publications Referenced
S544574609 S544574410 S544574209 S544574709  

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    OS390 PRINT INT

  • Fixed component ID

    5647A01OP

Applicable component levels

  • R730 PSY UA46392

       UP09/03/18 P F903

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More support for:

z/OS family

Software version:

730

Operating system(s):

z/OS

Reference #:

OA28158

Modified date:

2009-04-02

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