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CREATING FOCUS, CONTROL-D and FRS SESSIONS ON YOUR PC & DESKTOP HostExplorer 2008 (HostX 2008)


I. Downloading the HostExplorer 2008 Software to your WORK PC

1. From a browser session go to ftp://ftp.uconn.edu/restricted and select the Hostexplorer folder.

2. Select Hostexplorer 2008 and download it to your desktop.

3. You may now log out of the browsers and go to your desktop where you should see a HostEx2008 icon.

4. Double click on the HostEx2008 icon and hit the "START" button so that the applications will download to your PC. Note the folder that they will be saved in.

5. Once the exec has completed open the folder where they were placed. It may be something like C:\Hostexplorer.

6. Click on the Hostexplorer 2008 folder and open the file that has a disk & PC as an icon. This installs the programs.

7. Once the install is complete you will have another icon on your desktop called Hummingbird Neighborhood with double PC screens as the icon.

8. The final step is to create your desktop icons for the 3 mainframe sessions that you use (FRS, FOCUS, CONTROL-D). Instructions follow.

II. Creating Desktop Icons on your WORK PC

FOCUS SESSION:
(this session is used for any focus applications such as the FRSFOCUS menu, student timecards, ad hoc focus reports)

1. Double click on the Hummingbird neighborhood icon that appears on your desktop (double pc screens are used as the icon).

2. Select File/New Hostexplorer Profile

3. Fill in the following when the window appears:

PROFILE NAME = FRSFOCUS
PROFILE TYPE = 3270
THEME = none
CONNECT BY = Telnet
HOST NAME = UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU

4. Next click on 'PROPERTIES'

5. Select the "Connection" folder, and open TN3270. The Connection Scheme should be blank. The UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU should appear in the "host name" window. Double-click on "uconnvm.uconn.edu" and a new window will appear. Change the "TCP Port" to 992 and click OK.

6. Next select from "Properties" folder the one labeled "Securities". Click on "General" and select SSL/TSL security option.

7. Next select from the "Properties" folder the one labeled "Terminal" and select the 3270 folder. Once again a window will appear. The Terminal Scheme should be left blank. The 3270 TYPE should be 3279 and the Model Type should be MODEL 5 for widescreen.

8. Next, select "KEYBOARD" from the "Properties", and then select the "GENERAL" folder. UNCHECK the "Ignore NumLock" box.

9. The last parameter to edit is found under the "SOUND" property. Click on this property and open the "GENERAL" folder. At the very top of this window uncheck "enable sound". This prevents the sound of the "ding" that emits every time you hit the ENTER key.

10. Once you have changed the above settings click 'OK', which returns you to the profile window. You should see a list all your session names.

11. Next you will want to create a shortcut from your desktop, so RIGHT click your session name (FRSFOCUS) and select "create a shortcut".

12. Scroll all the way up to the "Desktop" folder when the window opens, highlight it and hit ENTER. You will now have an icon for FRSFOCUS on your Desktop.


CONTROL-D SESSION:

1. Double click on the Hummingbird neighborhood icon that appears on your desktop (double pc screens are used as the icon).

2. Select File/New Hostexplorer Profile.

3. Fill in the following when the window appears:

PROFILE NAME = CNTRLD
PROFILE TYPE = 3270
THEME = none
CONNECT BY = Telnet
HOST NAME = UCONNMVS.UCONN.EDU

4. Next click on 'PROPERTIES'.

5. Select the "Connection" folder, and open TN3270. The Connection Scheme should be blank. The UCONNMVS.UCONN.EDU should appear in the "host name" window. Double-click on "uconnvm.uconn.edu" and a new window will appear. Change the "TCP Port" to 992 and click OK.

6. Repeat steps 6-12 from the FOCUS setup instructions above.

FRS SESSION:

1. Double click on the Hummingbird neighborhood icon that appears on your desktop (double pc screens are used as the icon).

2. Select File/New Hostexplorer Profile.

3. Fill in the following when the window appears:

PROFILE NAME = FRS
PROFILE TYPE = 3270
THEME = none
CONNECT BY = Telnet
HOST NAME = UCONNMVS.UCONN.EDU

4. Next click on 'PROPERTIES'.

5. Select the "Connection" folder, and open TN3270. The Connection Scheme should be blank. The UCONNMVS.UCONN.EDU should appear in the "host name" window. Double-click on "uconnvm.uconn.edu" and a new window will appear. Change the "TCP Port" to 992 and click OK.

6. Next select from the PROPERTIES folders the one labeled "Securities". Click on "General" and select the SSL / TSL security option.

7. Next select from the PROPERTIES folders the one labeled "Terminal". Select the 3270 folder. Once again a window will appear. The Terminal Scheme should be left blank. The 3270 TYPE should be 3279 and the Model Type should be MODEL 2.

8. Repeat steps 8-12 from the FOCUS setup instructions above.

For questioins or instructions on how to download the service pack, please contact Carolyn McEvitt at c.b.mcevitt@uconn.edu



Status Updated June 26, 2017

      
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