1. How can I get audio out of powered speakers in a 5250 session?
In desktop mode, edit the 5250 session and go to the advanced tab. Under Miscellaneous change the Acoustic messages to Wave Device and select the desired Wav.
2. My 5250 sessions do not reconnect automatically after a backup or IPL even though we have it set to auto reconnect.
Starting at version 8.1.19 for the 5500 units and 11.13.38 for the 5700 and 5766 units set the session up as seen below in the advanced section of the connection tab.