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Differences between PATHWORKS for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) and Advanced Server for OpenVMS

The following table summarizes the differences between the PATHWORKS v6.1 for OpenVMS (Advanced Server) and Advanced Server v7.3B for OpenVMS product

Feature v6.1 Support v7.3B Support
OpenVMS version: Alpha:  6.2, 7.2-1, 7.2-2, 7.3, and 7.3-1 Alpha only:  7.3-2, 
8.2, and
VAX:  6.2, 7.2, 7.3
Software installation utility: VMSINSTAL POLYCENTER Software Installation utility
Installation options:
  • PATHWORKS Advanced Server
  • Standalone License Server
  • Upgrade utility only
  • External Authentication images only (except OpenVMS v6.2)
  • Advanced Server for OpenVMS
  • Standalone License Server
  • External Authentication images only
  • Both standalone License Server and standalone external authentication
File systems:
  • ODS-2
  • ODS-5 (supported as an ODS-2 device)
  • ODS-2
  • ODS-5 (with OpenVMS Extended File Specification support)
Extended character support for file names: Limited support for ISO Latin-1 character set only Support for ISO 8859-x character sets associated with languages fully supported by the server (see latest SPD)
Unicode characters or extended character sets foreign to the Western Europe character set: Not supported Supported (Unicode characters supported are those that are contained in the supported extended character sets)
Server configuration parameters repository: LANMAN.INI file OpenVMS Registry
Microsoft Windows printer management: Not supported except minor functions such as management of print jobs Supported
XQP support: Must be enabled Enabled automatically on OpenVMS 7.2-2 and higher
RMS file formats supported for shares: Sequential stream, sequential fixed-length, sequential undefined, sequential stream_LF Sequential stream, sequential fized length, sequential undefined
Opportunistic locking to allow clients to cache data locally Not supported Supported

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