Starting Sessions

You can use the following methods to start sessions:
  • Select a previously configured session icon from the Session Manager.
  • Start from an existing session window.
  • Specify a workstation profile name in the Run window.
  • Enter the PCOMSTRT command in the Run window or MS-DOS prompt.
  • Select an icon that has been previously dragged from the Session Manager.
  • Start multiple sessions with a batch file.
Note: Connection status messages are displayed on a status bar at the bottom of your session window during connection to the host.
Starting from the Start or Configure Sessions Icon
Select Programs → HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows → Start or Configure Sessions from the Start menu. Select the desired session from the Session Manager dialog and click the Start button.
Starting from an Existing Session Window
Use the following methods to start from an existing session window:
Starting Another Session Using the Same Profile
Select Run the Same from the File menu. Another session starts, using the same profile.
Starting Another Session Using a Different Profile
  1. Select Run Other from the File menu.

    The Open Other Workstation Profile window appears.

  2. Double-click the desired workstation profile in the File Name list.
  3. Select OK.

    Another session starts, using the profile specified in step 2.

Starting a Different Type of Session from a Session Window
  1. Select Open from the File menu.
  2. Specify the desired workstation profile and then select OK.

    The current session ends and then another session starts, using the selected profile.

Starting Using a Command
To start a session, use the following procedure:
  1. Start a DOS command prompt.
  2. Enter the command
      PCOMSTRT /P=x:\AppData\my.WS

    where my.WS is the workstation profile stored in the Application Data directory specified during installation. This is the only required parameter.

    Note: If multiple /p parameters are given, PCOMSTRT only uses the last one to start a profile (.WS file).

    For a complete description of parameters, refer to Administrator's Guide and Reference.

Another method for invoking Z and I Emulator for Windows using a command is with the command for the PCSWS.EXE module (see Command line options for PCSWS.EXE).