The iSeries Access for Windows program can be installed to the PC by several methods. The methods that are discussed in this article:
- Installing from the PC CD-ROM. This CD-ROM is called "iSeries Setup and Operations".
- Installing the Licensed Program, 5722-XE1, to the iSeries server, and then using iSeries NetServer to install the program from the server to the PC.
- Creating a tailored install image.
For more details on the methods to install iSeries Access for Windows, refer to
Customers will receive a copy of the iSeries Setup and Operations CD-ROM in the primary language of their software with orders/upgrades of the iSeries Access Family (5722-XW1) or with new hardware orders.
So how do customers install other language versions on their PC?
First of all, customers should note that they could install the primary language version of iSeries Access for Windows on their PC and be able to interact with different language versions on the server. But if a customer wants to be able to have his iSeries Access for Windows (including PC5250) interface displaying in a language other than the primary, then there are three options:
- Option 1: Order the needed language version of the iSeries Setup and Operations CD-ROM from the IBM Publications Center:
- Start at IBM Publications Center home page and select the country you are ordering from.
- Select "Search for publications"
- On the "Quick Publication Center search" page: for "Publication number", enter the order number for the language you need. The order numbers are provided in these tables:
V5R4M0 CD-ROM order numbers for all language versions
V5R3M0 CD-ROM order numbers for all language versions
V5R2M0 CD-ROM order numbers for all language versions
Notice that there is a shipping/handling price associated with ordering the CD from the Publications Center.
- Option 2: Customers can order secondary language versions of 5722-XE1 (if not already ordered) and install the 5722-XE1 Licensed Program on the iSeries server as a secondary language with the following command:
Using OPT01 as an example for installation device,
RSTLICPGM LICPGM(5722XE1) DEV(OPT01) OPTION(*BASE) LNG(xxxx)
where "xxxx" is the national language version to restore.
Then selectively install the secondary language from the server to the PC using iSeries NetServer. Here are steps. (These steps assume that the primary language of 5722-XE1 is installed on the server.)
- Map a network drive on the PC to \\yourservername\QIBM.
For details on using iSeries NetServer for installation, refer to
- Go to Start -> Programs -> IBM iSeries Access for Windows -> Selective Setup. When asked for the Source Directory, enter the network drive from step 1. Selective Setup will display a list of all the components that it detects on the server, where the components that are already installed on the PC are checked. The user can select other components to install. The secondary languages will be listed here. Select the languages you need on the PC and continue with the Selective Setup steps.
- Option 3: Tailored install
If you have the iSeries Access for Windows licensed program (5722-XE1) installed on your server, you can create your own copies of the CD from your System i using "tailored install" support. First, build an install image from the iSeries Access for Windows server, and then use a CD burner to copy the image to CD.
The advantage of tailored install is that an administrator can build an image and include only the components in the image that he wants users to have. Plus, he can build the image with a service pack already incorporated into it [if?] the service pack PTF is installed on the server. (The support for installing the service pack PTF directly on the iSeries Access for Windows install image on the server became available in V5R1.) This is even better than having the iSeries Setup and Operations CD that's available from the Publications Center, because the Pub Center version is the GA level of code with no service packs incorporated. Using the Pub Center CD, a user must first install from the CD and then install the service pack. Another advantage is that starting in V5R2 iSeries Access for Windows, you can include the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) component as part of the tailored install image.
If you are building an image from a System i, and this server has multiple 5722-XE1 secondary languages installed, you can use any of the installed secondary languages or the primary language on the server as the primary language for the new installation image.
Links to article in the Information Center about how to do tailored installations can be found at the Installation Information page.
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The following does not apply if you are connecting your PC to V5R3 i5/OS or later.
When users want to use the PC5250 component of iSeries Access for Windows from a double-byte capable PC, they need to have one of the DBCS primary languages installed on the server. The DBCS primary languages are:
2938 English Uppercase DBCS
2984 English Uppercase and Lowercase DBCS
2989 Simplified Chinese
2987 Traditional Chinese
The reason that a DBCS primary language is needed is because the DBCS primary languages have extra double-byte handling code. Secondary languages and single-byte primary languages do not contain the special DBCS handling code.
Example: A customer wants to connect to a server with a combination of PC5250 users who need Spanish, Japanese, and U.S. English. The customer would have 2962 Japanese installed as the primary language on the server and then have the Spanish and U.S. English secondary languages installed.
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