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Autopilot Menu System for Novell Networks.
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Autopilot Menu System for Novell Networks.
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Contents of the README.TXT file


AutoPilott Menu System

Copyright (c) 1990-1992. Pilott Systems, Anchorage, AK. All Rights Reserved.
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Most people will agree that the Novell menu system, while the user interface is
great, has a few problems. Fortunately the problems effect only the System
Manager. The AutoPilott Menu System has the same look and feel of NetWare,
yet it solves ALL of the problems.

AutoPilott does not use any RAM in the workstation, nor does it create any
temporary files. Are you tired of GO00X.BAT and RESTART.00X files all over the
network? Since AutoPilott does not use temporary files, the users need only
Read, Open, and Search (or Read and File scan) rights to use it. Unlike many
other menus, changes to the AutoPilott menu can be made without disturbing
active users.

Have you ever wondered why you can press in SysCon to add a user but you
have to program a complex script file to add a menu option? AutoPilott allows
the System Manager to add menu commands and sub-menus with the same keystrokes
used in SysCon. Just press to insert a command or sub-menu, to
delete one, and to modify. You may even "cut and paste" sub-menus and
commands!

One of the most important features of AutoPilott is what is called "Intelligent
Command Filtering". Many third party menus re-invent the wheel by defining
groups or other mechanisms to have different menus for different types of
users. For example, some users have access to accounting while others may not.
AutoPilott allows you to create one master menu and looks on the network or
local drive to make sure each user has access to that program (or it is
installed) before displaying it in their menu. In effect, to remove an option
from a user's menu you simply take away their rights to that directory.

AutoPilott also allows the filtering by NetWare Users and Groups, or the
Internet Address. Filtering by User or Group may never be required when
"Intelligent Command Filtering" is used. By selecting certain Users or Groups
per command, the command will only appear if that User or a member of that
Group is using the menu. Filtering by internet address restricts the command
to certain stations regardless of the user currently logged in. This is
useful for communications programs or tape backup software where the application
expects a certain device to exist on that workstation.

Since AutoPilott can be installed under the SYS:LOGIN directory, it may be used
before, during and after logging into the network. It allows easy integration
of local hard drive environments and the network. Most users will start
AutoPilott from their AUTOEXEC.BAT file and never see the DOS prompt. In fact,
exit to the DOS prompt can be password protected.

AutoPilott was designed to be simple and intuitive to use, easy to install and
forgiving to System Managers who have their own style. Since it was programmed
using the same library routines as the Novell utilities, AutoPilott has the same
look and feel as the Novell menu. The end users may not even know you have
switched menu systems!

If you're interested by this point, you may be wondering how long it will take
you to convert a Novell menu script to the AutoPilott Menu System. It takes
about 1 second. The installation program included that will convert a Novell
menu script directly into AutoPilott data files.


DISK FILES:

README.TXT - This file
AUTOPILT.EXE - AutoPilott main program
AUTO.BAT - AutoPilott start up command
MAIN.BAT - Command sets for menu selections (will be created)
MAIN.DAT - Command set menu definition file (will be created)
PILOTERR.DAT - AutoPilott system file
PILOTMSG.DAT - AutoPilott system file
PILOTHLP.DAT - AutoPilott system file
AUTOPILT.HLP - AutoPilott system file
IBM$RUN.OVL - AutoPilott system file
CMPQ$RUN.OVL - AutoPilott system file
$RUN.OVL - AutoPilott system file
APFIX.EXE - A utility to compress and restructure menu set files


Installation takes less than 5 minutes! Follow these simple steps:

1. Login as user SUPERVISOR.

2. Insert the distribution disk into your floppy drive.

3. Switch to that drive and run the command: INSTALL

If you are using Novell NetWare, then answer yes when prompted.

Please let AutoPilott install at the default location prompted.

If you would like the install program to add a search drive to the
AutoPilott directory (for NetWare only) then answer yes when
prompted to edit the System Login Script.

If you would like the install program to make AutoPilott execute
automaticaly when your machine "boots" then answer yes when prompted.

If you have a Novell menu script you would like to convert, be sure to
specify the name of that file when asked.

5. AutoPilott is now installed.

Use your key to start adding new menu options.


For example:

LOGIN SUPERVISOR (then enter your password)
A: (assuming the AutoPilott disk is in A:)
INSTALL (then follow the instructions)



AutoPilott ships with a full 50+ page manual and both 5.25" and 3.5" disks.
If you have more questions or would like more evaluation material, please send
email to CompuServe account [70262,3005] or call or write to:

Pilott Systems
13210 Old Seward Hwy. STE 14
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907)-345-7458



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