Additional details about the IP-DLC link service advanced property settings

The IP-DLC link service that was added in Host Integration Server 2004 provides SNA connectivity for applications using dependent and independent sessions over a native IP network. It implements the HPR/IP protocol, which is also known as HPR over IP or Enterprise Extender. Each SNA packet is transmitted natively across the IP network as a…

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Unhandled exception in the Data Access Tool when editing or creating a UDL

The following error dialog may be displayed when using the Data Access Tool (DAT) included with Host Integration Server 2006 to create or edit a Universal Data Link (UDL):Note: This can also occur when using the Data Access Tool included with the Microsoft OLEDB Provider for DB2 versions that are bundled with Microsoft SQL Server…

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TN3270 Server logs Event 903 when enabling traces using the SNA Trace Utility

You may see the following event logged in the application event log after enabling the 3270 Messages trace option for  TN3270 in the SNA Trace Utility (snatrace.exe): Event ID: 903Type: WarningSource: TN3270 ServerDescription: Windows API SetCurrentDirectory failed with error code 5L (Access is denied.) in function FirstTimeProcess. This occurs when the user account that the…

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Why does Session Integrator log Event ID 6 and Event ID 24 warnings?

If you have written or use an application such as Host Access Management Agent (HAMA) that uses the Session Integrator (SI) feature included with Host Integration Server 2006, you might run into a situation where the application fails to work properly. One of the logical troubleshooting steps at this point might be to check the…

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How to enable Kerberos authentication in Host Integration Server 2006

Host Integration Server uses a client\server interface to provide secure connections for client to server and server to server communication. Enforcing authentication on the client/server interface provides the following benefits: Access to resources (e.g. 3270 LUs) is granted based on user account or group membership Message encryption, detection of replayed packets, detection of messages received…

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HIS LU62 Resync Service: Partnering Syncpoint Enabled APPC LUs

In HIS 2000, the SNA LU 6.2 Resync TP (resyncsvc.exe) service was redesigned so that applications other than just COMTI could use it. Starting with HIS 2000, the SNA LU 6.2 Resync TP (renamed HIS LU62 Resync Service in HIS 2004) is no longer a component of COMTI (TI in HIS 2004 and HIS 2006),…

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Host Integration Server Roadmap including support for Windows Server 2008 & Vista

The Host Integration Server Product Group plans to support running HIS on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are described below: First, the following products are planned for release in the first half of 2009: – Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009 – Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems 2.0 Each of these new versions will…

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LU 6.2 (APPC) Load Balancing across connections (PUs)

In Host Integration Server 2000, we added the ability to load balance LU 6.2 (APPC) sessions across connections defined under a SNA Server service. This feature is automatically enabled when you create duplicate Remote APPC LUs across multiple connections defined under a SNA Server service. The following is an example of this type of configuration:…

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Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 2.0 is now available

Updated 6/11/2010: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 V3.0 is now available for download. Please refer to the following post for more details on the latest version of our standalone OLE DB Provider for DB2": http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sjackson/archive/2010/06/11/microsoft-ole-db-provider-for-db2-v3-0-is-available.aspx ——————————————————————- Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 2.0 The latest version of the standalone OLE DB Provider for DB2…

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