I was working with a system admin yesterday and there was a vendor in an iSeries working, and he was able to observe the green screen as the vendor worked.

It was like VNC for iSeries; how does one do this?


Sounds like Start Copy Screen (STRCPYSCN) command...

some IBM Documentation.

The Start Copy Screen (STRCPYSCN) command allows you to be at your workstation and see the same displays that are seen by someone at another workstation.

You must be signed on to the same IBM® i platform as the user. If that user is on a remote system, you can use display station pass-through to sign on that system, and then enter the STRCPYSCN command to see the other displays. Screen images can be copied to a database file at the same time they are copied to another workstation or when another workstation cannot be used. This allows you to process this data later and prepares an audit trail for the operations that occur during a problem.

  • How do I find my display? – leeand00 Aug 28 '19 at 18:40
  • Use *REQUESTER for the session you are running the command in – Charles Aug 28 '19 at 18:42
  • Is that in the .ws file? – leeand00 Aug 28 '19 at 18:43


The Start Copy Screen (STRCPYSCN) command allows you to copy the screens of another display station on your display station to observe what is happening and diagnose problems.

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