System Administration Guide
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Related documentation

SCO OpenServer systems include comprehensive documentation. Depending on which SCO OpenServer system you have, the following books are available in online and/or printed form. Access online books by double-clicking on the Desktop Help icon. Additional printed versions of the books are also available. The Desktop and most SCO OpenServer programs and utilities are linked to extensive context-sensitive help, which in turn is linked to relevant sections in the online versions of the following books. See ``Getting help'' in the SCO OpenServer Handbook.


NOTE: When you upgrade or supplement your SCO OpenServer software, you might also install online documentation that is more current than the printed books that came with the original system. For the most up-to-date information, check the online documentation.

Release Notes
contain important late-breaking information about installation, hardware requirements, and known limitations. The Release Notes also highlight the new features added for this release.

SCO OpenServer Handbook
provides the information needed to get your SCO OpenServer system up and running, including installation and configuration instructions, and introductions to the Desktop, online documentation, system administration, and troubleshooting.

Graphical Environment Reference
contains the manual pages for the X server (section X), the Desktop, and X clients from SCO and MIT (section XC).

Guide to Gateways for LAN Servers
describes how to set up SCO® Gateway for NetWare® and LAN Manager Client software on an SCO OpenServer system to access printers, filesystems, and other services provided by servers running Novell® NetWare® and by servers running LAN Manager over DOS, OS/2®, or UNIX systems. This book contains the manual pages for LAN Manager Client commands (section LMC).

Mail and Messaging Guide
describes how to configure and administer your mail system. Topics include sendmail, MMDF, SCO Shell Mail, mailx, and the Post Office Protocol (POP) server.

Networking Guide
provides information on configuring and administering TCP/IP, NFS®, and IPX/SPX(TM) software to provide networked and distributed functionality, including system and network management, applications support, and file, name, and time services.

Networking Reference
contains the command, file, protocol, and utility manual pages for the IPX/SPX (section PADM), NFS (sections NADM, NC, and NF), and TCP/IP (sections ADMN, ADMP, SFF, and TC) networking software.

Operating System Administrator's Reference
contains the manual pages for system administration commands and utilities (section ADM), system file formats (section F), hardware-specific information (section HW), miscellaneous commands (section M), and SCO Visual Tcl(TM) commands (section TCL).

Operating System Tutorial
provides a basic introduction to the SCO OpenServer operating system. This book can also be used as a refresher course or a quick-reference guide. Each chapter is a self-contained lesson designed to give hands-on experience using the SCO OpenServer operating system.

Operating System User's Guide
provides an introduction to SCO OpenServer command-line utilities, the SCO Shell utilities, working with files and directories, editing files with the vi editor, transferring files to disks and tape, using DOS disks and files in the SCO OpenServer environment, managing processes, shell programming, regular expressions, awk, and sed.

Operating System User's Reference
contains the manual pages for user-accessible operating system commands and utilities (section C).

PC-Interface Guide
describes how to set up PC-Interface(TM) software on an SCO OpenServer system to provide print, file, and terminal emulation services to computers running PC-Interface client software under DOS or Microsoft® Windows(TM).

Performance Guide
describes performance tuning for uniprocessor, multiprocessor, and networked systems, including those with TCP/IP, NFS, and X clients. This book discusses how the various subsystems function, possible performance constraints due to hardware limitations, and optimizing system configuration for various uses. Concepts and strategies are illustrated with case studies.

SCO Merge User's Guide
describes how to use and configure an SCO® Merge(TM) system. Topics include installing Windows, installing DOS and Windows applications, using DOS with the SCO OpenServer operating system, configuring hardware and software resources, and using SCO Merge in an international environment.

SCO Wabi User's Guide
describes how to use SCO® Wabi(TM) software to run Windows 3.1 applications on the SCO OpenServer operating system. Topics include installing the SCO Wabi software, setting up drives, configuring ports, managing printing operations, and installing and running applications.
The SCO OpenServer Development System includes extensive documentation of application development issues and tools.

Many other useful publications about SCO systems by independent authors are available from technical bookstores.