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Serving Windows NT Storage to OpenVMS?

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The Question is:

Is there a way I can write from a DCL to an NT base drive.  We want to manage
 user files on the NT environment, but the use of DCL,UDMS and COBOL programs
 that write to their Sys$Login is holding me.  Any thoughts?

The Answer is :

  There is no SMB client for OpenVMS, and -- given differences in the
  file systems and particularly in the record systems -- the OpenVMS
  Wizard is not at all sure that anything useful would result from
  OpenVMS-based applications writing files directly onto Windows NT
  systems and disks.
  It is possible to have Windows NT access OpenVMS disks via Advanced
  Server (PATHWORKS), of course, and an OpenVMS node or an OpenVMS
  Cluster can act as a PDC or BDC if required, and OpenVMS can
  participate in domain-based authentication.  But the converse of the
  proposed storage access that was referenced above also holds here,
  as Windows NT applications are not in a particularly good position
  to read and to interprete the various RMS file structures that are
  used by applications native to OpenVMS.
  Windows NT applications can read RMS files and various database files
  via the network, specifically via ODBC -- please see the OpenVMS FAQ
  for details and pointers.

answer written or last revised on ( 26-OCT-2000 )

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