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  • Creating a remote output printing queue from the AS/400

    A simple series of commands in AS/400 can automatically have a remote printer print every spool file released into the output queue.

  • PC/Windows connectivity: Top 10 expert Q&As

    Shahar Mor, iSeries/i5 PC/Windows connectivity expert, has been answering Search400.com's member questions for more than five years. Shahar has seen many of the same issues and concerns asked again and again. Therefore, we've compiled the top 10 questions asked about iSeries/i5 connectivity for you.

  • Invisible traffic that steals bandwidth

    If you network is busy though you know it is empty you may be experiencing "phantom traffic." Here Loki Jorgeson takes the mystery out of of the sources of traffic-like behavior.

  • Fast guide to Redbooks and guides on printing/output

    Sometimes you just have to go to the source when you're having a problem. To help you out -- and keep you from having to search IBM's site yourself -- we've gathered these Redbooks and guides on printing and e-output from the iSeries.

  • Print a PDF file from the iSeries

    One user writes, "I'm having trouble with embedded spaces with the STRPCCMD command. The following works when I type it into the Windows start, run box: "C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 6.0acrobat.exe /p M:Blueprintssample.pdf" Thanksfully, Shahar Mor was on hand to offer a solution.

  • Problems with new server and PC

    One user writes, "We have made some changes in our network. We added a new server, and a new PC was installed in the old V3R2 Client Access. We are still running OS/400 V3R7 on the iSeries. In the old network, which is still available, I can see in the Client Access network, and the folders on the iSeries. On the new PC I can't see them, although I do see the printers. Do you know what is going on?" PC/Windows connectivity expert Shahar Mor responds.

  • Saving escape characters

    One user writes, "How can I send escape characters to a network printer to change the font, orientation, etc? We currently do this with a printer interface module using "passthrough". When we try to send escape characters (hex 1B) directly to the network attached printer, the host print transform utility appears to strip out these characters even though we code the print file to not replace unprintable characters. Is this an EBCDIC to ASCII translation issue?" iSeries printing and Output expert Chip Milosch responds.

  • iSeries to PC printing on HP printers

    How can I send an Escape <esc> seq in RPG so the printer can understand? Is it HEX 27 or ASCII 027?

  • Problems printing from the iSeries

    This Search400.com member has questions concern ng printing from an iSeries 820 V5R2 to a network ASCII printer attached to a Windows print server. Printing expert Chip Milosch is on hand to help him out.

  • Top five tips for improving network performance

    Here are five things you can try to improve network performance without buying new hardware.

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  • Configure the iSeries v5r4 to open the HTTPS port for incoming connections

    When the HTTPS 443 port is not accessible from interned but is open within the local network, open the port for incoming connections by recognizing the problem as a network firewall issue rather than an iSeries issue.

  • "Time" saving programming tips for iSeries

    Do you want to know how to synchronize your iSeries' clock to NIST standards and have distributed PCs synch up to your iSeries? This tutorial on iSeries clock managment shows you how.

  • PC/Windows connectivity: Top 10 expert Q&As

    Shahar Mor, iSeries/i5 PC/Windows connectivity expert, has been answering Search400.com's member questions for more than five years. Shahar has seen many of the same issues and concerns asked again and again. Therefore, we've compiled the top 10 questions asked about iSeries/i5 connectivity for you.

  • Invisible traffic that steals bandwidth

    If you network is busy though you know it is empty you may be experiencing "phantom traffic." Here Loki Jorgeson takes the mystery out of of the sources of traffic-like behavior.

  • Run command on a PC

    One Search400.com member writes, "I want to start a .Wav file from my iSeries. It works with the STRPCCMD but the length of the parameter is limited to 123, which is too small. Are there any alternatives?" PC/Windows connectivity expert Shahar Mor responds.

  • Working with ODBC and dates

    One Search400.com member writes, "I use Business Objects and Viewpoint to access DB2/400 via ODBC. Since the new year some PTF's were applied (I don't know which ones) and now any SQL that converts strings to dates fails. The iSeries is managed elsewhere and they claim there is no problem because it works using DB2 connect and Operations Navigator. I had always thought these products used APPC not ODBC. Is this correct?" PC/Windows connectivity expert Shahar Mor responds.

  • Why is my job taking twice as long?

    We are running a series of overnight downloads from the iSeries using SQL server with ODBC connections. The job runs in subsystem QUSRWRK. The job, which once took two hours, leapt to a current five hours with no apparent changes to jobs, configuration or system parameters. The job ends normally, therefore there are no joblogs. On the odd occasion, jobs have to be manually terminated due to overrun. Do you have any idea what might be going on? I'm working with an iSeries Model 820 OS V5R2.

  • Problems with new server and PC

    One user writes, "We have made some changes in our network. We added a new server, and a new PC was installed in the old V3R2 Client Access. We are still running OS/400 V3R7 on the iSeries. In the old network, which is still available, I can see in the Client Access network, and the folders on the iSeries. On the new PC I can't see them, although I do see the printers. Do you know what is going on?" PC/Windows connectivity expert Shahar Mor responds.

  • Take control of your iSeries network security -- Part 2

    In his previous tip, Rich Loeber told you how to use the Job Action network attribute to help control network security. This week he shows you how Client Request Access and DDM Request Access control PC access and remote access to your iSeries.

  • The iSeries and MS Office make good partners

    Microsoft may be IBM's arch nemesis, but in most cases iSeries users still need to use PCs and Microsoft software. Fortunately, the i5/OS and Microsoft Office work well together. Interaction between two computers -- like an iSeries system and a PC -- does, however, require a coordination of efforts between the two machines. To help you with that Search400.com has put together a four-piece package about integrating i5/OS and MS Office.

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  • VoIP too big a 'pain' for small businesses

    VoIP has a lot to offer small businesses, but the market isn't quite ready to serve their needs. Experts say that will change with time.

  • VoIP for iSeries now available

    IBM is now offering VoIP software from 3Com on its System i servers

  • 2005, 2006 big years for corporate VoIP rollouts

    VoIP is ready for prime time, thanks to its cost savings. But challenges around federal regulation and security are still imminent.

  • Blyth profits from business intelligence software

    Blyth, one of the largest candlemakers in the U.S., says running business intelligence software on its iSeries helps them save big by helping it better manage its inventory.

  • VoIP will soon be 'mainstream'

    A recent study by Infonetics Research found that VoIP use in the enterprise will more than double by 2010, and VoIP could soon be considered mainstream technology.

  • IBM touts VoIP on System i for SMBs

    VoIP isn't new, but it is new to System i. With many small companies just starting to get involved with IP telephony, IBM claims its the right time to bring its all-in-one machine onboard.

  • Defining business intelligence users

    Here is how to define who is using your BI systems -- a critical step in enuring the success of your implementation.

  • Quick Takes: Partnership, expansions and fibre channel

    Bostech announces integration partnership with Syntegra; and Brocade first SAN infrastructure qualified for iSeries; and MAPICS offers maintenance and calibration management for iSeries.