Application Launcher, shown below, is a standalone window that can be accessed from the workstation's desktop.
NOTE: You can replace the Windows desktop with the Application Launcher window. For instructions, see Using Application Launcher as the Windows Shell .
By default, the Application Launcher window is divided into two panes, much like Windows Explorer. In the left pane, Application Launcher displays the following:
When the user selects a tree or folder in the left pane, the right pane displays the items (folders or applications) that are contained within the tree or folder.
Using the Application Launcher window, the user can do the following:
As administrator, you control the availability of certain features that enable users to do the following:
For information about configuring Application Launcher, see Configuring Application Launcher/Explorer .
Application Launcher consists of the following files:
NAL.EXE: This is the program file that is used to execute Application Launcher. It is located on a server's SYS:PUBLIC directory. NAL.EXE serves as a "wrapper" file by performing some initialization functions, launching NALSTART.EXE, and then terminating. You can use various command line switches with NAL.EXE to control Application Launcher functionality. For information, see Application Launcher/Explorer Command Line Switches .
NALSTART.EXE: This program updates the Application Launcher files on the user's workstation (if necessary), updates the Application Launcher/Explorer Windows Service (NALNTSRV.EXE) on a Windows NT/2000/XP/XP workstation (if necessary), registers and starts the Workstation Helper (ZENAPPWS.DLL) running under Workstation Manager, and launches NALWIN32.EXE.
NALWIN32.EXE: This program reads NDS to build a list of the folders and applications that have been associated with the user and then displays the folders and applications in the Application Launcher window on the workstation.