Using TN3270 Plus on a Network

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TN3270 Plus can be installed on a network disk and accessed by network users. See the License Agreement to review the licensing requirements for network installation.

Network installation is normally done in one of the following ways:

 

1.The network users all share the same TN3270 Plus configuration settings.
2.The network users use personal TN3270 Plus configuration settings.

 

TN3270 Plus keeps configuration information in its configuration files.

Shared Configuration and Session Settings

For networks where users will share files, the configuration files should be customized on the network drive. All configuration files should be made read-only. This will allow users to change their session settings, but the changes will not be saved when a session is closed. Optionally, you can lockdown the session settings, so the users cannot change them. The TN3270 Plus Configuration File Folder (Setup, Preferences, Configuration File Folder) should be modified to point to the network drive containing the configuration files. If many of the PCs on the network have multiple users you may want to add:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\SDI\TN3270 Plus\Configuration\DataPath\  (64-bit Windows) or
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SDI\TN3270 Plus\Configuration\DataPath\   (32-bit Windows)  
 

to each PC instead of changing the Configuration File Folder for each of the users.

Personal Configuration and Session Settings

For networks where users have their own personal settings, the TN3270 Plus Configuration File Folder (Setup, Preferences, Configuration File Folder) should be pointed to the user directory containing the configuration files. As an alternative, the Configuration File Folder entry can be deleted and TN3270 Plus started with a working directory, with the working directory pointed at the directory containing the configuration files. If no Configuration File Folder or working directory is specified, TN3270 Plus looks for the configuration files in the install directory (the directory containing the tn3270.exe file). On Windows 8, Server 2012, Server 2008, 7, and Vista  only, if TN3270 Plus still has not found its data files it will also look in the Windows Application directory. If this directory does not exist, TN3270 Plus will create it and use it for the configuration files.

License Code

When the TN3270 Plus license code is entered, it is stored in the tn3270.ini file. The default location for this file is:

Windows Operating System

tn3270.ini location

10/8/2012/2008/7/Vista

C:\ProgramData\SDI\TN3270 Plus\

2003/2000/XP

C:\:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SDI\TN3270 Plus\

 
If you wish to store the license code in a different location, see Moving the License Code File.


TN3270 Plus is continually being improved. To learn more about the latest enhancements, please review our Version History web page.