This ITSO redbook assists those individuals who need information on IBM¢s
latest enhancements for OS/2 Warp Server, including Software Choice,
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) dial support, Network Neighborhood
enablement, enhanced disk checking, and improvements in TCP/IP.
We provide a brief overview of OS/2 Warp Server functions and features,
including client support and licensing. Through examples, we describe
Software Choice, IBM¢s new Web-based software-delivery offering that
allows companies to download new components from any browser and
implement them more quickly than traditional shrink-wrap software.
Integration with NetFinity, NetView Distribution Manager and Tivoli Software
Distribution is addressed.
We explore the architecture and implementation of Enhanced Remote
Access for OS/2 Warp Server, which adds support for any PPP client,
including the IBM 8235 DIALs clients, Windows 95 and NT, and Shiva.
The Network Neighborhood Browser Enabler allows Windows 95 and
Window NT clients to find OS/2 Warp Server resources through their
Network Neighborhood icon. We describe the browser architecture and
The function of the new 32-bit CHKDSK program, a critical component of any
OS/2 server, is explained in detail, including a comparison of file systems
such as FAT, HPFS and HPFS386.
We describe the basic configuration and usage of the minor enhancements
in the TCP/IP stack, such as variable subnet masking and aliasing, that are
available for OS/2 Warp Server.
Microsoft Office 97 and Lotus SmartSuite 97 are very popular application
suites. We describe the installation steps of these suites for the
administrator of Windows 95 and NT clients.