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Sharing files in RM/Cobol-85

Sharing files in RM/Cobol-85

Sharing files in RM/Cobol-85

(OP)
My application run without problem in sharing files in a network environment where the workstations are win98. But when the workstations are win2000, winxp, vista, etc., then you can not share files and the application is interrupted with an error message. As a programming language used RM/Cobol-85 ver 5.01.05.

RE: Sharing files in RM/Cobol-85

I strongly suggest you upgrade your runtime to the latest version.

But your problem is most likely a network configuration error - mainly with regards to opportunistic locks - and that is configured at a windows level, both client and server if you using a central server.

If you read the most recent manuals it has the information that may help solve your problem.

look for "Network Redirector File Caching" and "Opportunistic locking".

Also look at your anti-virus configuration - it must be set so it DOES NOT scan your COBOL datafiles

Regards

Frederico Fonseca
SysSoft Integrated Ltd
www.syssoft-int.com

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RE: Sharing files in RM/Cobol-85

(OP)
Thanks for the reply,

I did all the registry settings in the Server and Workstations but the problem remains. Is there something else I could do?

Regards

RE: Sharing files in RM/Cobol-85

talk to your Liant (now MicroFocus) support - or with whoever sold you the runtime - there are other things that can be checked - but some will require some further investigationt to be done onsite - not something I can do from here.

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Frederico Fonseca
SysSoft Integrated Ltd
www.syssoft-int.com

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RE: Sharing files in RM/Cobol-85

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Can I have a list of things that need to inspect in the server and workstations ?

Thanks

RE: Sharing files in RM/Cobol-85

Quote (frederico):

I strongly suggest you upgrade your runtime to the latest version.

You are attempting to use a product designed for DOS on Windows systems that no longer support DOS applications.  Micro Focus will not support this runtime.  Microsoft does not support DOS!  You would have similar problems attempting to use any DOS application that shares files.

The simplest approach would be to purchase a runtime of the current version (which is version 12!) for Windows.  This is not costly compared to the time you will spend trying to make this work (unless you do not value your time).  The good news is that you should not need to recompile your application, as the runtime is designed to be backward compatible.

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