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Has anyone successfully migrated iSeries Client Access V5R2 to MSI installer format? Any advice is much appreciated.
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I packaged it awhile back for deployment in SMS. I first tried to repackage it both in Wise and in SMS Installer. It was messy to say the least. It appeared to install properly with the msi I created, however we couldn't get the client to actually connect to the server. And the uninstall was a second mess. When I ran the uninstall, either it would pull only about 10% of the files off the machine (when I packaged it in msi format) or would pull all the files but cause the machine to crash every time I tried getting to the Windows control panel (when I packaged it in exe format in).

I ulitimately used the documentation from ibm off of their ftp site (this is just for reference, it probably won't help you much). It provided a method of combining the base install and all applicable patches into a single 'image' (their term), then used an answer file with setup.exe to deploy it silently.
Answered 03/07/2005 by: Bladerun
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I ulitimately used the documentation from ibm off of their ftp site (this is just for reference, it probably won't help you much). It provided a method of combining the base install and all applicable patches into a single 'image' (their term), then used an answer file with setup.exe to deploy it silently.



I used the answer file and setup.exe -s also but when I packaged and deployed it via SMS the program requires a reboot and then tells the user that "you have to be an administrator in order to finish the installation" or something like that. How did you get around that?
Answered 10/11/2005 by: breakl8
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I used the answer file and setup.exe -s also but when I packaged and deployed it via SMS the program requires a reboot and then tells the user that "you have to be an administrator in order to finish the installation" or something like that. How did you get around that?


Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of the "You have to be an administrator in order to finish the installation" issues?

I perform an install of V5r4 using the response file suggested by IBM. All works fine except the above. Wondering what might have caused it.
Answered 10/05/2007 by: Cash
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I MSId CA recently. IIRC, this is connected with IBM's dumb handling of DLL registration. There are a number of DLLs which require registration, but they don't have the DLLRegisterServer entry-point: you have to the IBM-supplied program,[INSTALLDIR]cwbsreg.exe, to do it. You also need to use the (free) MS utility REGTLIB to register the type libraries liberally sprinkled everywhere and lastly, run pcsws.exe with the '/regserver' switch. Other than that, pretty straight-forward. Ooh, avoid the beta IBM MSI - it's missing chunks of stuff, not the least of which is Navigator...
Answered 10/08/2007 by: VBScab
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