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Preliminary Steps:

If you are using AOL dialup, please use the Internet Explorer browser after you connect. Do not use the AOL browser.

If you are using Windows XP, please skip to the Loading Host on Demand section.

If you are using an older operating system, please check the following browser settings in Internet Explorer:

Select the TOOLS pulldown(shown below) from the top of Internet Explorer and click on


The following window will appear:

Click on the ADVANCED tab to display the next window.

Scroll down about halfway in the list:


If you have Java2 installed on your system, a Java icon will appear in the list above and the Use JRE box should be checked. If it is checked, proceed to the Loading Host on Demand section. If it is not checked, please check the box, press OK and restart(reboot) your machine. Then proceed to the Loading Host on Demand section.


If you have an older machine and the Java icon does not appear in this list, please locate the Microsoft VM  section and verify that the Java console enabled  and  JIT compiler sections are checked. If they are, proceed to the Loading Host on Demand section. If either is not checked, please check them, then click OK and reboot your machine. Then proceed to the Loading Host on Demand section.


Loading Host on Demand:


1.         If you are installing Host on Demand from a network-attached DOA PC, begin the installation by logging onto your PC and locating the icon on your desktop titled HOD DOA Mainframe Double-click this file to open the browser to begin.

If you are installing Host on Demand from any other PC (Home PC, Laptop, etc), go to http://HOD.DOA.Louisiana.Gov  to begin your installation.

2.         If this is the first time that you have accessed the DOA Mainframe using Host On Demand, you will need to complete the installation as follows.  If you have already completed the installation, the DOA Mainframe sign-on screen will appear.

3.         When Host on Demand is loaded for the first time, one of the following security warnings will be displayed depending on the level of Java installed on your PC:

If this window is displayed, check the always trust box and press YES.



If one of the following two security windows is displayed, press the ALWAYS button.


A warning pop-up may appear indicating that you do not have the proper Java environment to run Host on Demand. If this occurs, press the OK button. A Java plug-in or entire Java runtime will be installed. Follow the instructions.

An install window will appear the first time HOD is accessed:

Press OK.

A Progress Indicator will appear while the applet loads:

After the applet is loaded, one of the following screens will appear for a few seconds:

NOTE:  You may be prompted to close your Browser session and start it again. If so, click on OK and then close all browser windows and restart the process.

The Sessions screen will eventually appear showing all possible sessions:

Leave this screen up in the background. Closing it will cause all sessions to end.

Please wait, the DOA screen will start automatically.

When it appears, resize or maximize the terminal window as desired.

If a DSS session is needed, return to the Sessions window and double-click on the DSS-MVS icon.


If you should encounter any problems with the installation or accessing the DOA Mainframe, please call the OCS Help Desk at 342-4730.  You will be directed to the Software Support personnel that handles Host On Demand Issues.

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