About This Book

HCL Z and I Emulator for Windows reference books are comprised of this Emulator User's Reference and an Administrator's Guide and Reference. This book is intended for users of Z and I Emulator for Windows.

Notes:
  1. PC/3270 refers to the 3270 portion of the combined package.
  2. PC400 refers to the 5250 portion of the combined package.
  3. Workstation refers to all supported personal computers.
  4. Windows refers to Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012. When information applies only to a specific operating system, this is indicated in the text.

Who Should Read This Book

This book is intended for the person who uses Z and I Emulator for Windows on a workstation to access hosts using 5250, 3270, or VT terminal emulation.

How to Use This Book

This book contains reference information that you might need to refer to when installing or operating Z and I Emulator for Windows.

Z and I Emulator for Windows is designed to use various communication adapters and to work with other workstation and host system software. Refer to the appropriate documentation for the products you use.

Command Syntax Symbols

Parentheses, brackets, ellipses, and slashes have the following meanings or uses:

( )
Parentheses enclose operands that govern the action of certain command options.
[ ]
Brackets indicate an optional command argument. If you do not use the optional item, the program selects a default.
...
Ellipsis after an argument indicates that you can repeat the preceding item any number of times.
/
For 3270, a slash must precede the Time Sharing Option Extensions (TSO/E) password. A slash must also precede parameters of DOS commands entered from the command line. For 5250, a slash must precede parameters of IBM® DOS commands entered from the command line.
\
A backslash is included as part of any directory name. An initial backslash indicates the first-level directory, and an additional backslash is inserted in the directory name to indicate another level.

All directives, operands, and other syntax can be typed in either uppercase or lowercase, unless otherwise indicated.

Where to Find More Information

The following sections discuss getting help when you are installing, configuring, or using Z and I Emulator for Windows.

Information Center

You can find documentation and links to other resources at the Z and I Emulator for Windows Information Center, at the following address:

https://ziewin.hcldoc.com/help/index.jsp

The Information Center contains reference material that is not found in this book, such as keyboard layouts and host code page tables.

The Z and I Emulator for Windows Information Center provides information in English.

Online Help

The help facility describes how to install, configure, and use Z and I Emulator for Windows. Online help is very extensive and includes information about every aspect of configuring and using Z and I Emulator for Windows. You can use Z and I Emulator for Windows online help just as you use the online help for Windows.

Use help to obtain information about:

Z and I Emulator for Windows Library

The Z and I Emulator for Windows library includes the following publications:

In addition to the PDF documents, there are HTML documents provided with Z and I Emulator for Windows:

Quick Beginnings
The HTML form of Quick Beginnings contains the same information as the PDF version. The HTML files are installed automatically and can be accessed from the Help menus in the Session Manager and .WS session panels.

Related Publications

For information about local area networks (LANs), refer to the following publications:

Contacting HCL

This section lists ways you can reach HCL in case you encounter a problem or concern with Z and I Emulator for Windows. Depending on the nature of your problem or concern, we ask that you be prepared to provide the following information to allow us to serve you better.

If you have a technical problem, take the time to review and carry out the actions suggested here. Use your local support personnel before contacting HCL. You can also check the Hints and Tips at the Z and I Emulator for Windows support Web page for more information. Only persons with in-depth knowledge of the problem should contact HCL; therefore, support personnel should act as the interface with HCL.

Support Options

If you determine that you need to contact HCL, you can do any of the following:

General Information