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  • Latest Post - ‏2010-11-12T21:54:42Z by graham40
graham40
graham40
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Pinned topic Windows Auto Start Region/SFS problem

‏2010-11-07T14:23:34Z |
Hello,
Am Windows XP SP3, TXS 7.1.0.2, RDz 7.6.1.
In Start, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services I have ..

Name Description Status Startup Type Log on as
cics.REGION1 Automatic Local System
cics.SGRAHAM Automatic Local System

Neither has any Dependencies, so both should be started when I power on the computer but they don't. A cicscp shows ..

C:\ghexe>cicscp -v status all
GRAHAM sfs Stopped
REGION1 region Stopped
mig#temp region Stopped
ERZ096002I/0003: cicscp command completed successfully

.. might anyone know why they don't start?

Please, thanks
Graham Hobbs
Updated on 2010-11-12T21:54:42Z at 2010-11-12T21:54:42Z by graham40
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    308 Posts

    Re: Windows Auto Start Region/SFS problem

    ‏2010-11-07T15:52:05Z  
    Hi Graham,

    Does the region's work if you start manually?

    I'm thinking that when Windows boots up and attempts to start the CICS region (as services) it would require the Administrative privileges... Not sure if the user account with which you are logging on to the Windows system has the Administrative privileges... So you may want to try this:

    In the Services window, Right-click on the CICS region service (say cics.REGION1) and select Properties. In the 'Log On' tab choose the "This account" radio-button and enter the user as Administration (or the user that has the administrative privilege) and the corresponding password. Repeat this procedure for the SFS server as well (cics.SGRAHAM). Click Ok and re-boot.

    If it doesn't work it would be ideal to see to the console/symrecs log (located in the region's directory) and also the SFS log file (located under \var\cics_servers\cics\sfs\<server name>\). You can attach it in the post, I can take a quick look at it.

    Cheers,
    Hari
  • graham40
    graham40
    127 Posts

    Re: Windows Auto Start Region/SFS problem

    ‏2010-11-08T02:50:21Z  
    Hi Graham,

    Does the region's work if you start manually?

    I'm thinking that when Windows boots up and attempts to start the CICS region (as services) it would require the Administrative privileges... Not sure if the user account with which you are logging on to the Windows system has the Administrative privileges... So you may want to try this:

    In the Services window, Right-click on the CICS region service (say cics.REGION1) and select Properties. In the 'Log On' tab choose the "This account" radio-button and enter the user as Administration (or the user that has the administrative privilege) and the corresponding password. Repeat this procedure for the SFS server as well (cics.SGRAHAM). Click Ok and re-boot.

    If it doesn't work it would be ideal to see to the console/symrecs log (located in the region's directory) and also the SFS log file (located under \var\cics_servers\cics\sfs\<server name>\). You can attach it in the post, I can take a quick look at it.

    Cheers,
    Hari
    Hi Hari,

    It's Sunday :-)!

    Yes region and SFS do start manually - I use a small batch file that I run after powering up in the morning to do a cold start. A few days ago when looking at Services I asked myself why weren't they starting automatically - hence the post.

    Yes I have Admin privileges. I also tried the changes you suggested and 'Log on as' is now .\GJH and rebooted but it made no difference. Will leave these settings in place.

    The SFS c:\var\log_SGRAHAM is > 65K! Can I attach something that size?

    In the meantime attached is c:\var\cics_regions\REGION1\symrecs.000055 for the region.
    In case its any use I noticed symrecs.nam; has only one rec containing ..
    C:\VAR\cics_regions\REGION1\symrecs.000055

    bfn
    Graham
  • graham40
    graham40
    127 Posts

    Re: Windows Auto Start Region/SFS problem

    ‏2010-11-12T21:54:42Z  
    Hi Graham,

    Does the region's work if you start manually?

    I'm thinking that when Windows boots up and attempts to start the CICS region (as services) it would require the Administrative privileges... Not sure if the user account with which you are logging on to the Windows system has the Administrative privileges... So you may want to try this:

    In the Services window, Right-click on the CICS region service (say cics.REGION1) and select Properties. In the 'Log On' tab choose the "This account" radio-button and enter the user as Administration (or the user that has the administrative privilege) and the corresponding password. Repeat this procedure for the SFS server as well (cics.SGRAHAM). Click Ok and re-boot.

    If it doesn't work it would be ideal to see to the console/symrecs log (located in the region's directory) and also the SFS log file (located under \var\cics_servers\cics\sfs\<server name>\). You can attach it in the post, I can take a quick look at it.

    Cheers,
    Hari
    Hi Hari,

    Decided the easiest solution was to setup a batch file as follows ..

    rem This accomplishes the starting of DB2, TXSeries and SFS file server
    c:\"Program Files"\IBM\SQLLIB\BIN\db2start
    cicscp -v start region REGION1 StartType=cold

    .. and put it in my startup folder. In my Windows Services area DB2, cics.REGION1 and sfscics are all set to manual start. It works

    Cheers
    Graham