Note: The instructions on these pages use screenshots from Internet Explorer as examples. If you use another browser, the screens you see may look different from what is shown here.

To get HOD to access the UIS mainframe, go to: www.bu.edu/uis_web3270.
(Note: there’s an underscore character between “uis” and “web” in the address.)

The program will then begin to download and a series of dialog boxes will appear. The installation process will determine which version of Java (1 or 2) is installed on your computer. Please follow the set of instructions for the version of Java that is appropriate for your computer.

Java 1 Installation Java 2 Installation
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If you see this dialog box, go to the Java 1 Installation section. If you see this dialog box, go to the Java 2 Installation section.

Note: If you did not allow pop-ups from the BU site (previous section), you will need to temporarily unblock pop-ups during the final steps of the installation. See the Blocked Pop-up section for details.

Java 2 Installation Dialog Boxes and User Actions

Java 2 Installation Dialog Box 1

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Click “Always” to have this trusted Java applet registered on your PC.

Java 2 Installation Dialog Box 2

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Click on “OK.”

Java 2 Download Status Bar

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Once the program has finished downloading, the HOD main screen will appear.

Host On-Demand Main Screen

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At this point, you can choose a 3270 session or an FTP session. There are two 3270 sessions defined. UISA 3270-2 is an 80-column screen (Mod-2). UISA 3270-5 is a 132-column screen (Mod-5).

For a typical UIS (Galaxy) session double-click the UISA 3270-2 icon.

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The UISA FTP icon will start an FTP session for file transfers to/from the UIS mainframe. The Non-UISA FTP icon will allow user customization to connect and transfer files to/from any other FTP site. (See Using HOD for FTP.)

Blocked Pop-up Dialog Box and User Actions

Blocked Pop-up Dialog Box 1

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If you have pop-ups blocked, they must be temporarily allowed for the HOD installation to continue.

Click “OK” to clear the error.

Right-click in the pop-up notice (the yellow bar under the address) and select “Temporarily Allow Pop-ups.” See the next screen shot for an example. (Note this example shows the blocked pop-up from Internet Explorer. Other pop-up blockers such as Google or Yahoo must also be temporarily disabled.)

Temporarily Allow Pop-ups

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Right-click in the pop-up notice (the yellow bar under the address) and select “Temporarily Allow Pop-ups.”

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After the pop-ups have been temporarily allowed, click “OK” again. HOD will restart the download process.

Java 1 Installation Dialog Boxes and User Actions

Java 1 Installation Dialog Box 1

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Click on “Run.”

Java 1 Installation Dialog Box 2

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Click on “Run.”

Java 1 Installation Dialog Box 3

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Click on “OK.”

Java 1 Installation Dialog Box 4

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Click on “Run.”

Java 1 Download Status Bar

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Once the program has finished downloading, the next dialog box will appear.

Java 1 Installation Dialog Box 5

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Click “OK.” Then close the browser and restart it. Then, navigate back to www.bu.edu/uis_web3270.

In this document, continue at Host On-Demand Main Screen.