iSeries™ Support for Windows® Network Neighborhood (iSeries NetServer™)
is an IBM® i5/OS® function that enables Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista clients to access i5/OS shared directory paths and shared output queues.
Windows clients on a network use the file and print sharing functions that are included in their operating systems. You do not need to install any additional software on your PC client to use and benefit from iSeries NetServer. However,
if you need to administer iSeries NetServer properties from your PC client, have iSeries Access for Windows, iSeries Navigator, and i5/OS Host Servers (Option 12) installed.
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- What's new for V5R4
This topic highlights the changes made to the iSeries NetServer topic collection for V5R4.
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- iSeries NetServer versus iSeries Access for Windows
You do not need to install iSeries Access for Windows or iSeries Navigator to use iSeries NetServer.
- Accessing iSeries NetServer with Linux and Samba client support
If you are using a Linux® client, you can use Samba to access iSeries NetServer.
- Getting started with iSeries NetServer
With iSeries NetServer, personal computers that run Windows or Linux software can seamlessly access data and printers that are managed by your i5/OS operating system.
- Administering iSeries NetServer
Administering iSeries NetServer allows you to manage file and print shares and control other iSeries NetServer functions.
- File shares
An iSeries NetServer file share is a directory path that iSeries NetServer shares with clients on the network.
- Print shares
A print share is an output queue that is shared with PC clients on the network. You can share any i5/OS output queue with the clients by using iSeries NetServer.
- Domain logon support
To remove the need for a Windows server to handle domain logon services in a Windows NT® domain, iSeries NetServer provides this support.
- iSeries NetServer security
Using iSeries NetServer securely ensures that unauthorized users do not have access to iSeries NetServer resources, configuration, or shared data.
- Using Windows messenger service with iSeries NetServer
iSeries NetServer can automatically send informational messages to users in some situations.
- Tips and techniques
These tips and techniques help solve problems or make iSeries NetServer work more efficiently for you.
- API guides
You can access all of the administrative functions that are available through iSeries Navigator by using i5/OS application programming interfaces (APIs). This means that you can administer iSeries NetServer through your CL, COBOL, RPG, C, and C++ programs.
- Backup and recovery of configuration and share information
iSeries NetServer uses files in the integrated file system to store configuration values and share entries. You should back up these files every time you save the entire i5/OS operating system and each time you change the administration of iSeries NetServer.
- Troubleshooting iSeries NetServer
The problems you encounter when you use iSeries NetServer might relate to the status of iSeries NetServer, the PC client connections, or the user profile.