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ACMS] ACMSDI_V7105023 ACMS V2.3/OpenVMS VAX V7.1 ECO Summary
TITLE: ACMS] ACMSDI_V7105023 ACMS V2.3/OpenVMS VAX V7.1 ECO Summary
Modification Date:  11-AUG-98
Modification Type:  Updated Kit:  Supersedes ACMSDI_V7104023 

NOTE:  An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
       on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
       The name of the compressed file will be kit_name-dcx_vaxexe
       for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha.
       Once the file is copied to your system, it can be expanded
       by typing RUN compressed_file.  The resultant file will
       be the OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file which
       can be used to install the ECO.
Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 1998.  All rights reserved.

PRODUCT:    ACMS Desktop for OpenVMS VAX


COMPONENT:  DIGITAL TP Desktop Connector for ACMS

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation


     ECO Kit Name:  ACMSDI_V7105023
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  ACMSDI_V7104023
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  630 Blocks
                                322,560 Bytes
     Kit Applies To:  ACMS Desktop for OpenVMS VAX V2.3
                      OpenVMS VAX V7.1
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  No
     Installation Rating:  Information Not Available

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
       installation of this kit:


       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:



An ECO kit exists for ACMS V2.3 on OpenVMS VAX V7.1.

ECO 5 is being released for OpenVMS VAX V7.1 only.  It contains all 
previous server-side/gateway fixes for ACMS Desktop V2.3.  No previous 
ECOs are required prior to installing this ECO.

Note: ECO 5 for OpenVMS VAX V7.1 is equivalent to ECO 4 for all other VAX
and Alpha OpenVMS platforms.

New Requirements:

  As a result of using the revised library the ACMSDI$SERVER account
  must contain the SECURITY privilege.  Client accounts will not be 
  required to be ACMS agent accounts; however, the ACMSDI$SERVER account 
  must be an ACMS agent account as originally required.

  o  There is a problem with the ACMS Desktop server at times 
     incorrectly managing its virtual memory. To date the problem 
     has only been seen on Alpha 8400 machines running VMS 7.1. 
     However, the logic error is in the ACMS Desktop code and it 
     would seem that the problem could occur on other machine types 
     and operating system versions. This can at times result in an 
     access violation. At other times it results in the generation 
     of a message similar to the one below:

        "%ACMSDI-E-INTERNAL, Internal ACMSDI RPC error
         Unable to allocate virtual memory and create a server_bind_id"

     When such messages are generated it causes the active client thread
     to be dropped.


     This ECO adds additional cross checking of internal data
     structures prior to using their pointer references. It also
     corrects the way that memory is probed to determine if it
     is safe to be accessed.

  o  Data compression, when activated, will not compress any workspace
     longer than 32K bytes.  ACMSDI$DCM lists these workspaces as
     incompressible even though they should have been compressed.


     The compress program is using an unsigned 16-bit integer to keep
     track of the number of bytes remaining to be compressed. Therefore
     values greater than 32K appeared to be negative.  The program,
     thinking that there were no bytes left to compress and that no
     bytes had been compressed, considered the workspace incompressible.
     A fix was applied to change the 16-bit integer to a 32-bit integer.

  o  The password expiration warning message is returned to the client
     even though the time before expiration is not less than the threshold
     setting. This can occur when the ACMS Desktop server startup parameter
     file contains a value for PASSWORD_EXP which overrides the default 


     This ECO kit contains a correction to the PASSWORD_EXP code to allow
     the parameter file setting to be effective.

  o  An erroneous error message regarding mailbox deletion is logged
     upon server shutdown when DECNET is not active.


     This ECO kit contains a correction so the error message is not logged
     when DECNET is not active.

  o  There is a problem if a version 2.0 or earlier SHOW_DESKTOP_USERS.EXE
     is run against a V2.2 or V2.3 ACMS Desktop server. It will corrupt 
     the memory of the server process. There will not necessarily be an 
     indication of a problem at the time that the older SHOW_DESKTOP_USERS 
     is run.  Some time later after additional system activity it will 
     result in a process crash. The symptom of the crash will vary 
     depending upon the state of the process when the corruption occurred.


     Additional checks have been added to the ACMS Desktop server to 
     protect its memory from the effect of a V2.0 or earlier 

     If an older version of SHOW_DESKTOP_USERS is run against the ACMS 
     Desktop server with this ECO4 installed, the server will log a 
     marshaling error to the software event log. The server will ignore 
     the request and the older client SHOW_DESKTOP_USERS will fail to 

     In order to obtain a SHOW_DESKTOP_USERS report, a version that 
     matches the version of the ACMS Desktop server should be used.

  o  This ECO fixes a problem with VMS authentication on OpenVMS V7.1.
     Clients were unable to sign in to ACMS unless they were ACMS agent

     This behavior occurred as result of the ACMSDI$SERVER detached
     process's username switching during signin.  This behavior has
     been resolved with a customized authentication library.


     As a result of using the revised library the ACMSDI$SERVER account 
     must contain SECURITY privilege.  Client accounts will not be 
     required to be ACMS agent accounts; however, the ACMSDI$SERVER 
     account must be an ACMS agent account as originally required.


The system does not need to be rebooted after this kit is installed.
However, if the system is a member of a VMScluster, the other cluster
members should be rebooted or this kit should be installed on each 
system in order to make use of the new image(s). 

For an OpenVMS VAX V7.1 installation of ACMS Desktop V2.3 ECO5
(ACMSDI_V7105023.A) please follow the following instructions:

While logged in to the privilege account, set default to the SYS$UPDATE


Use the following syntax to invoke VMSINSTAL:

        @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL ACMSDI_V7105023  kit-dir: Options N
Files on this server are as follows:
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