By with out any success, what commands exact commands did you use and what precisely happened?
Many of the quotas for user accounts can be overridden by minimum values of the PQL_* class of parameters. See the online OpenVMS documentation for what they are.
VMS has an interesting newbie trap for modifying the file with the user settings. When you start authorize, if it does not find the user file either with a logical name (preferred by me) or in the default directory, it offers to create a new one. If you let it do that, you end up with a private user authorization file that is totally ignored by anyone else.
Since the default directory for the SYSTEM account is SYS$SPECIFIC:[SYSMGR],SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR] and the UAF file resides in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE], it is very easy for a newbie to have an accident.
The other trap for newbies is having an accident where you end up with a SYSUAF file in SYS$SPECIFIC:[sysexe] in addition to the one in SYS$COMMON. Unless you are an expert, there should only be one SYSUAF file per cluster and it normally is in SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]
When I take over management or have to repair a VMS system, one of the first thing that I look for is files in directories that they do not belong.
It has always amazed me how badly a VMS system can be configured and it will still be doing useful work.
malmberg March 24 2018 Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.
vaxpert March 23 2018 I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?
goodbyespy February 27 2018 To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru
peteherrera February 24 2018 How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version
prohorenko February 17 2018 Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!