Contents of the LOCKER.TXT file
LOCKER v1.05A DEMO
Thank you for your interest in LOCKER ! Please notify us if you have any
problems with LOCKER. We are interested in what you think about LOCKER -
what additional feature you would like to see, what you don't like about it,
and what you do like about it.
LOCKER controls the number of concurrent users that may access an
DOS executable file. When someone tries to access the file when maximum
number is being used, they are put in a queue and can either wait until
the application is free or escape out.
Instructions for installing LOCKER v1.05 Demo
Description of files:
LOCKER.DOS Data file used by LOCKINST.EXE
LOCKCON.EXELocker Management Console
LOCKER.TXT This text file
These instructions assume a working knowledge of DOS. If you are
uncertain on how to copy files refere to your DOS Reference Guide.
Copy the LOCKER files to your network. If you prefer you can run
them from a floppy.
Copy LOCKER.DOS, LOCKCON.EXE, LOCKER.TXT to your Fileserver's
\SYSTEM directory (or any restricted directory)
example: copy a:lock*.* f:\system\*.*
(This will copy all the locker files from drive a: to the
When you run LOCKCON you will see the console screen: (ex.)
LOCKER v1.05 Console
PROGRAM: TYPE: LIMIT: USE: PROGRAM: TYPE: LIMIT: USE:
TEST.EXE DOS 010 000
INS=Install DEL=UnInstall ENTER=Change Count ESC=Exit
Program name is the name of the exec which is being monitored.
Type is the type of exec (for furture additions)
Limit is the number of allowed concurrant users.
Use is the number of users currently using the exec.
From LOCKCON you can install / remove or change the user limit on an executable.
To install locker on an executable (Note: your must have full rights to
the program directory). Since it does modify the executable you
may want to make a backup of the program before you run locker:
This will bring up the Locker console.