Online messages are displayed during Z and I Emulator for Windows sessions, but a message does not always mean an error occurred. For example, a message might tell you that an operation is in progress or has been completed. A message can also prompt you to wait for the completion of an operation.

Press F1 to display help for the messages that appear.

Security-Related Messages

Z and I Emulator for Windows optionally utilizes Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to establish sessions with servers; this might require input from you (for example, a password). Refer to Administrator's Guide and Reference for details.

Functions Restricted by System Policies

If your workstation is centrally administered, you may be shown a warning or pop-up error message whenever you attempt to use certain restricted functions. For example, if your ability to remap the keyboard is restricted, a message would be displayed when you select Keyboard from the Settings menu.

Contact your system administrator for further guidance. For further information about the systems policies provided with Z and I Emulator for Windows, refer to Administrator's Guide and Reference.

System Error Messages

If a page fault or similar system error message appears in a pop-up window, you can copy its contents into the Windows clipboard. Use the following procedure:

  1. Click Details Command on the pop-up window.
  2. Mark the text that you want to copy.
  3. Right click the marked text and then click Copy.
  4. Start an editor, such as Notepad, and click Edit -> Paste.
  5. Save the file in case an HCL service representative needs this information to diagnose your problem.

OIA Messages

Z and I Emulator for Windows displays messages in the operator information area (OIA) or in a pop-up window. Messages from Z and I Emulator for Windows are displayed in the message window; messages from the host system are displayed in the OIA of the session window.

The bottom line of the session window is the OIA. The OIA indicator indicates the status of Z and I Emulator for Windows and information about the workstation, host system, and attachment method.

All of the OIA indicators, reminders, and messages are described in the online help.