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I just bought a second hand IBM iSeries 9406-250 for educational use, but I can't find the QSECOFR password.

Which ways are available to recover it if you don't have any details, except the device serial numbers/stickers on it? I need to log in at least once to fetch out the device's license keys...

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The Infocenter is the place for all IBM midrange information. This link describes how to use DST to reset the QSECOFR password.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/rzamh/rzamhrecover.htm

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I don't have both passwords - is there another recovery procedure? –  friedkiwi Jun 5 '12 at 15:10
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You'll need to use the physical front panel. publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/… –  Buck Calabro Jun 5 '12 at 15:27
    
I attempted the described procedure, but if I connect to the QCONSOLE session using a TN5250 client I get disconnected immediately - is there a way to re-enable the QCONSOLE workstation-id for remote access using the front panel? –  friedkiwi Jun 6 '12 at 6:23
    
I don't have personal experience with the 250. I think you will find some help on the midrange.com mailing list. Thee are people there with a lot of experience with various hardware combinations. –  Buck Calabro Jun 13 '12 at 16:17
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Problem is solved now, had to use a twinax console. It was a PITA to find one, but it's fixed now. Thanks!! –  friedkiwi Jun 18 '12 at 14:51

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