Thought I'd try this again in a few other forums...
Would someone please describe a method of configuring OS/2 V2.1 with
LanServer 3.0 and hpfs386 local security to allow boot without local
logon (or with an unprivileged logon) or to allow logoff of admin
at the console? We've experimented for many days with all manners
of ACL variations; we started with the recommended settings in
Bookmanager Pubs regarding hpfs386 which will allow privileged
process startup but prevents un unprivileged local user from
effectively using PM due to the constant error message boxes which
clutter the screen (eg. Disk Write Error, cannot update C:/OS2/OS2.INI
..., etc. ,etc.) Attempts to grant LOCAL group rights to various
INI files, logs, etc. works temporarily, but these RIGHTS vanish
within seconds of having been created (we haven't found the process(es)
which revoke them). On one occassion the newly granted rights persisted
for several days, but on reboot, all desktop INI's were replaced by
the .INS versions as if this were the first boot after installation.
I've not found any discussions either on Usenet or in other net
resources of how to properly configure local security to allow a
server to function as a protected workstation with a variety of
unprivileged logons that preserves the desktop but allows a limited
but useful functionality for the user.
All responses much appreciated.