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How to manage IBM i NetServer without Navigator

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How to manage IBM i NetServer without Navigator

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What is it?
Since the introduction of the iSeries Support for Windows Network Neighborhood (i5/OS NetServer), there have been requests to provide an easier interface to natively configure the i5/OS NetServer, work with file and print shares, and to view this information. The GO NETS tool was written to provide a command interface to fill this need. It provides command interfaces to the i5/OS NetServer APIs, and a menu over the commands.

Before the tool can be used, it must be created. Follow the instructions in the next section to build the tool set on your machine. GO NETS is a user tool and is shipped in the QUSRTOOL library, under license program 5722SS1 option 7, starting in V5R2. For more information on this tool and how to use it, please see the documentation file QUSRTOOL/QATTINFO, member TZLSINFO.

Setting up GO NETS

Follow these example steps to build the GO NETS command tool into library NETSRVCMD.
1. Create the target library. NETSRVCMD may be replaced with the library name of your choice.
CRTLIB LIB(NETSRVCMD) TEXT('i5/OS NetServer menu and commands')  
2. Expand the necessary files:
CALL QUSRTOOL/UNPACKAGE PARM('*ALL ' 1)  
3. Create the installation program:
CRTCLPGM NETSRVCMD/TZLSINST QUSRTOOL/QATTCL  
4. Call the installer to create the GO NETS tool:
CALL NETSRVCMD/TZLSINST NETSRVCMD  
5. Add the new library to the library list:
ADDLIBLE NETSRVCMD
6. Run the tool's menu interface. From now on, you need only type this command to bring up GO NETS function.
GO NETS

Using GO NETS

GO NETS menu screen shot

Selecting a menu item brings up the prompter for the corresponding command. For specific details on each of the commands, refer to the TZLSINFO member in QUSRTOOL/QATTINFO.

Related information

NetServer main page

Document information

More support for: IBM i

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1021773

Modified date: 14 December 2016


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