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Are you an NCOALink Full or Limited Service Provider and want to turn off the false-positive lock acknowledgement screen?

Several NCOALink Full Service and Limited Service Providers have requested that the DPV and LACSLink lock message be disabled for Windows operating systems.


The following command line switch on Windows will prevent a message prompt from appearing during processing when a DPV or LACSLink lock occurs:


pwace  /NO_LOCK_MSG


The disable switch is currently only available on Windows when processing the job from a command line. Disabling the lock message is not applicable for UNIX and Linux because the lock message does not displayed during processing for these operating systems.


Even though the option disables the DPV/LACS lock pop-up message, the locking files and logs are still created and will capture the locking information. Reporting of the locking record information to the USPS is not changed by disabling the message.



Below is an example of the NCOALink Full/Limited Service Provider lock message that is disabled when you include the pwace /No_LOCK_MSG command in your command line:

Full/Limited Service Lock Message Example 





Warning:  The /NO_LOCK_MSG command line option is NOT recommended for use by NCOALink End Users or non-NCOALink CASS processors.


The false-positive DPV and LACSLink locking message is the primary notification when locks are encountered.  For a NCOALink End User or regular ACE CASS processors, DPV and LACSLink processing is disabled for the remainder of that job and any subsequent jobs until the unlock process is performed (locking record removed from input file and an unlock code is received). 


Notice the difference between the lock message for Full and Limited Service Providers above and the lock message for NCOALink End User/ ACE CASS processors below:

End User / ACE CASS Processor Lock Message Example 


Additional information can be found in the SAP Knowledgebase Article:

Command-line option to turn off the DPV/LACSLink lock message during processing

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