Creating a Server Alias File in Thin Client

Before using AcuConnect for thin client operations, you must create a single association file to hold all the information that will be needed to invoke the appropriate application on the server. This file is in XML format.

Note: Alias files created prior to Version 7.0 are in .ini format. These files are automatically converted to XML format on first use with Version 7.0 and beyond. If you would prefer your alias file to be in .ini format, set the ALIAS_FILE_IS_XML variable to “FALSE” in your environment when executing acurcl -alias (or acurcl with the graphical control panel on Windows). Alias files in XML format are incompatible with all AcuConnect versions prior to 7.0.
  1. Log on to the server as the superuser (UNIX) or administrator (Windows) and enter:
    acurcl -alias
    Note: In Windows, you can select the acurcl command in the graphical control panel's Alias tab.
  2. You are prompted to enter the name of the alias file:
    Enter the name of the Alias file: [/etc/acurcl.ini] 

    In VMS, the following prompt appears:

    Enter the name of the alias file: [acurcl.ini]

    Enter the name of the file you want to use or press Enter to use the default file. If the file does not exist, AcuConnect asks if you want to create it. If you answer N, it asks for a new file name. If you answer Y, it displays the alias entry menu:

    RCL Alias file options 
    1) Add an alias entry 
    2) Remove an alias entry
    3) Modify an alias entry 
    4) Display alias entries 
    5) Exit 
    Enter Choice [4]: