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Boom

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Storing board directories on remote PC
Posted: Apr 22, 2009 5:58 AM
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I would like to try storing all the board directories in a PC connected to our network. I have 3 PC based 3070s and keep the directories local now.

My question is the theory of operation of the 3070. When it starts a program, does it load up locally or does it run real time from the PC the board directory is located in? I do not want to experience network issues such as timing problems.

I cannot find ant documentation on the operation of the 3070.
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ANDREL

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Re: Storing board directories on remote PC
Posted: Apr 23, 2009 12:15 AM   in response to: Boom in response to: Boom
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Good question, ik like to know that too. You also get to deal with "domain issues". i presume that the network drive you want to connect is in a windows domain environment. The operator logs in locally (on the 3070 local), and with that user you want to connect to a network drive. I think a domain account must be created ( operator@yournetwork.local), and with that user you must log on to your 3070. But the issue i came across, is that how do you copy the local operator policy to the domain "operator" account. I did some testing and the testing itself went ok (so i experienced no speed issues) the only thing that has to be fixed here is the policy issues. You dont want the operator to do all kind of stuff on a 3070 tester...
dbailey

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Re: Storing board directories on remote PC
Posted: Jun 1, 2009 7:27 AM   in response to: Boom in response to: Boom
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It's my understanding that the device test files (C1, R10, etc.) are loaded directly into the pin card memories at the time the testplan is loaded. So the only issue concerning the device test files would be to make sure that 'object checking' is turned off.

But as far as the testplan and other files, I suppose they would have to be loaded into local controller RAM. I'm not sure though.

I also have 3 PC 3070s and want to use centrally located board files. If I manage to get around to trying it, I'll report back.

As far as operators logging in to some remote location, why? Wouldn't you just allow certain permissions available to the operators in a network folder (or another 3070 over the network) and then have the autofile point to the board files over the network?
ANDREL

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Re: Storing board directories on remote PC
Posted: Jun 1, 2009 11:55 PM   in response to: Boom in response to: Boom
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As far as operators logging in to some remote location, why? Wouldn't you just allow certain permissions available to the operators in a network folder (or another 3070 over the network) and then have the autofile point to the board files over the network?
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In a domain we use domain users. You cant give "certain permissions" without a account or group to give the permissions to. How would you give the operator permissions on a dir or DFS on the server ??, you'd have to create a local "operator" user on the server!. I dont think any ICT department is going to do that. They work with domain accounts. So you log onto the 3070 with for example: operator@youdomain.local, then operator@yourdomain.local can get permissions on the server (because now its know in the domain).

The only issue is that the restricted permissions for the "operator@yourdomain.local" account have to be created (gpo). We are going to implement this here sometime this year.

In the documentation they are talking about copying ".pol" files onto the domain controller, when i showed the ICT department they looked at me as if they saw a alien :). They said: "that was 9 years ago, now we use gpo ..(group policy). But in Agilent documentation there nothing about gpo .....

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