Power-On Features

You can set your server to start automatically, either at a specific time or when it receives a signal through a modem.  Although this feature is particularly useful if your system operates unattended, it can be used for any system. 

Subtopics:
o Setting the Power-on Password
o Changing the Power-on Password
o Removing the Power-on Password
o Setting an Administrator Password
o Changing an Administrator Password
o Removing an Administrator Password
o Unauthorized-Access Monitor
o Fast Startup Mode
o Setting Other Power-On Features
o Turning Off the System
o Set Console
o Stand-Alone Utility Programs

Setting the Power-on Password
To prevent unauthorized use of the server, you can set a power-on password before setting the power-on features. 
To set the power-on password:
 1. Turn on the system and when the F1 prompt appears on the screen, press F1.  The system programs Main Menu appears. 
Note: For disk-array models, insert the Reference Diskette into the primary diskette drive, then turn on the system. Or, if the system is turned on already, insert the Reference Diskette and press Ctrl+Alt+Del. 
 2. Select Set features from the Main Menu. 
 3. Select Set passwords and unattended start mode. 
 4. Select Set passwords and security features. 
 5. Select Set power-on password and follow the instructions on the screen. When the server starts, the words Enter password appear on the screen.  Type the power-on password to gain access to the server. 

Changing the Power-on Password
1.  Turn off the server and wait at least 5 seconds;  then turn it on. 
2. When Enter password appears, type your current power-on password and press the Spacebar once. 
Note:  Enter password does not appear when the unattended start mode is set.  You must remove the unattended start mode before you can change the power-on password. 
 3. Type new password (no more than seven characters) and press the Spacebar once. 
 4. Type your new password again. 
 5. Press Enter. 

Removing the Power-on Password
1.  Turn off the server and wait at least 5 seconds;  then turn it on. 
2. When Enter password appears, type your current power-on password and press the Spacebar once. 
Note:  Enter password does not appear when the unattended start mode is set.  You must remove the unattended start mode before you can change the power-on password. 
 3. Press Enter. 

Setting an Administrator Password
   Before setting an administrator password (also known as privileged-access password) you must set the selectable drive-startup sequence. The default selectable drive-startup sequence includes a diskette drive. To have a totally secure system, you can remove 
the diskette drive from the selectable-drive startup sequence. 
   See Setting the Administrator Password Jumper for information about the administrator password jumper on the system board. 
   Warning! If an administrator password is set and then forgotten, it cannot be overridden or removed.  The system board must be replaced to access the system programs. 

To set an administrator password, do the following:
 1. Turn on the system and when the F1 prompt appears on the screen, press F1.  The system programs Main Menu appears. 
Note:  For disk-array models, insert the Reference Diskette into the primary diskette drive, then turn on the system. Or, if the system is turned on already, insert the Reference Diskette and press Ctrl+Alt+Del. 
 2. Select Set features from the Main Menu. 
 3. Select Set passwords and unattended start mode. 
 4. Select Set privileged-access password and follow the instructions on the screen. 

Changing an Administrator Password
You must know the current administrator password (also called the privileged-access password) before you can change it. 
To change an administrator password, do the following:
 1. Turn on the system and when the F1 prompt appears on the screen, press F1.  The system programs Main Menu appears. 
Note:  For disk-array models, insert the Reference Diskette into the primary diskette drive, then turn on the system. Or, if the system is turned on already, insert the Reference Diskette and press Ctrl+Alt+Del. 
2. Select Set features from the Main Menu. 
3. Select Set passwords and unattended start mode. 
4. Select Change privileged-access password and follow the instructions on the screen. 

Removing an Administrator Password
You must know the current administrator password (also called the privileged-access password) before you can remove it. 
To remove an administrator password, do the following:
 1. Turn on the system and when the F1 prompt appears on the screen, press F1.  The system programs Main Menu appears. 
Note:  For disk-array models, insert the Reference Diskette into the primary diskette drive, then turn on the system. Or, if the system is turned on already, insert the Reference Diskette and press Ctrl+Alt+Del. 
 2. Select Set features from the Main Menu. 
 3. Select Set passwords and unattended start mode. 
 4. Select Remove privileged-access password and follow the instructions on the screen. 
   Warning! If you are removing the administrator password permanently, see Setting the Administrator Password Jumper for information about removing the covers, setting the administrator password jumper to the locked state, and reinstalling the cover. 

Unauthorized-Access Monitor
   The unauthorized-access monitor works with the administrator password.  If both features are enabled, the server will alert you if someone attempts to tamper with the locked covers. The response to tampering varies with the operating system you are using. If tampering is detected, and depending on your operating system, the system might stop all operations, slow down, or display an error message. If the system stops, any data in memory waiting to be stored might be lost. 
   Your server comes with the unauthorized-access monitor feature enabled.  Therefore, if you set an administrator password and do not want the system to stop operations if the covers are tampered with, you must set this feature to disabled. You can change the setting of this feature through the Change Configuration screen. 

Fast Startup Mode
Your server has a fast startup mode.  In this mode, your server starts faster because it runs a shorter memory test and a less extensive POST routine.  This is a great feature to use if you have added memory and options, and you need to turn your server on and off daily. 
Note: You will save some startup time in this mode;  however, in the unlikely event of a memory failure, you might not be aware of the failure until you begin using your operating system. 

To enable the fast startup mode for the current startup only:
 1. Turn on the system. 
 2. When the screen prompt appears on the screen, press Esc.  This activates fast startup mode for the current startup only. 

To enable the fast startup mode for the current and future startups:
 1. Turn off the server and insert the Reference Diskette into the primary diskette drive. 
 2. Turn on the server.  The Main Menu appears. 
 3. Select Set features from Main Menu; then select Set fast startup mode from the next screen. 
 4. Use the Up Arrow key or the Down Arrow key to select Enabled.  Press Enter. (This automatically activates the fast startup mode each time you turn on the system.  The system remains in the fast startup mode until you change the setting back to Disabled.)
    Note: When the fast startup mode is enabled, the Esc prompt does not appear on the screen when you turn on the server. 

Setting Other Power-On Features
To set other power-on features, do the following: 
 1. Turn on the system and when the F1 prompt appears on the screen, press F1.  The system programs Main Menu appears. 
    Note:  For disk-array models, insert the Reference Diskette into the primary diskette drive, then turn on the system. Or, if the system is turned on already, insert the Reference Diskette and press Ctrl+Alt+Del. 
 2. Select Set features from the Main Menu. 
 3. Select Set power-on features. 
 4. Use the Up Arrow key or the Down Arrow key to highlight the feature you want to change.  Press the F9 key to toggle (switch) between Enabled or Disabled. 
   o If you want to start the system using a modem, highlight Serial-port power-on mode; then press F9 to select Enabled. 
     When this choice is enabled, the system starts when it detects the modem ring. (See the Kickstart Jumper
   o If you want to set a time to have the system start, highlight Real-time clock power-on mode; then press F9 to select Enabled. 
       a. If you want the system to start only on a certain day of the month, type the date (using two digits) in the space provided. 
          If you leave this field without a date, the system starts every day. 
       b. Type the time you want the system to start in hours, minutes, and seconds.  For example, you type 08:00:00 to start the system at 8:00 a.m.  (This is a 24-hour clock.) 
       c. Press Enter to save your changes, then press F3 to exit the screen. 
   o If you want the system to restart automatically in situations that normally would result in the system stopping or locking up, highlight System error restart and press F9 to select Enabled. 

ATTENTION MOUSE USERS:
The following statement applies only to those who use a PS/2-style mouse; a serial mouse is not affected. 
   In the power-on features mode, the keyboard and mouse ports are disabled (locked).  Because of this, the system cannot detect that a mouse is attached, and an error occurs. 

You must do one of the following: 

o In the CONFIG.SYS file, set the operating system so that it does not stop on a device-driver error. For example, when using the OS/2, use PAUSEONERROR=NO statement. 
o Remove mouse driver statement from CONFIG.SYS file if you do not want to use a mouse. 

   When using the OS/2 operating system, if you do not perform one of the previous steps, the system issues an error message, halts, and prompts you to press Enter to continue.  Before pressing Enter, type the power-on password. 

  Refer to your operating-system documentation for information about modifying your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. 

Turning Off the System
To turn off the system after it has been started by one of the power-on feature methods, set the power switch to the on position-which causes the system power to turn on normally-and then set the power switch to the off position. 

Set Console
   You can use your system with or without a keyboard and display.  This is useful if you intend to operate the system in an unattended environment. 
   Normally, if there is not a keyboard attached to the system, POST interprets this as missing hardware, displays an error message, and the operating system does not load.  However, by using the Set Console program, you can select the mode in which you want the system to operate. If you select Display only, you can operate the system without a keyboard attached.  If you select Display and keyboard, you must have a display and keyboard attached. If you select No console, you can operate the system 
without a display or keyboard attached. 

  See ASCII Terminals

To set the console:
 1. Turn on system, when F1 prompt appears, press F1. System programs Main Menu appears. 
    Note: For disk-array models, insert the Reference Diskette into the primary diskette drive, then turn on the system.
 2. Select Set features from the Main Menu. 
 3. Select Set console. 
 4. Use the Up Arrow key or the Down Arrow key to highlight your selection; then press Enter. 
 5. A message appears advising you that you must have one of the following attached the next time you turn on the system: 
   o Display only 
   o Display and keyboard 
   o No console 
The message then asks if you want to select this mode.  Press Y (Yes) to change the console, or N (No) to return to the previous screen. 

Stand-Alone Utility Programs
The Diagnostic Diskette contains a program called UINSTALL. This program has two purposes: 
o It allows you to see the additional stand-alone utility programs that are available on the Diagnostic Diskette.  Help information is available to describe the purpose of each program and any special operating-system requirements. 
o It installs the utility programs onto your hard disk or a diskette.  You select which utility programs to install and where to install them. 

To use the UINSTALL program:
 1. Turn on the server. 
 2. Wait until operating system loads; then insert Diagnostic Diskette into primary diskette drive. 
 3. At the operating-system command prompt (usually C:\>), type 
    A:UINSTALL 
    and then press Enter. 
 4. When instructed to type the source drive letter, press Enter. 
 5. When told to insert source medium, press Enter. (Diagnostic Diskette is source diskette.) 

    The list of stand-alone utility programs appears. 
To get help information about any of these programs, use the Up Arrow key or the Down Arrow key to highlight a choice, then press F1. 
To install any of the utility programs, highlight a choice, then press Enter. 
To exit from the UINSTALL program, press F3. 

System Programs

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