Notice: IBM does not plan to support IBM i Access for Windows on operating systems beyond Windows 8.1. The replacement product is IBM i Access Client Solutions, which includes 5250 emulation, data transfer, printer output, console support, and more. For information regarding IBM i Access Client Solutions, refer to
Latest service packs for supported releases
|(5770-XE1) Release level||Latest Service Pack PTF number||Server maintenance||Date PTF was available||Installed file date||Target for next Service Pack|
|7.1||SI62603||No co-req PTFs||Nov 18, 2016||Dec 15, 2015||June 2017|
|(5761-XE1) Release level||Latest Service Pack PTF number||Server maintenance||Date PTF was available||Installed file date||Target for next Service Pack|
|V6R1M0||SI42423||No co-req PTFs||May 16, 2011||December 8, 2009||None planned|
Operations Console configuration migration
With the installation of 6.1 service packs beginning with SI41053, the existing Operations Console configurations will no longer be visible to all users of a multi-user PC. After the service pack is installed, the Operations Console configurations will be migrated to the first Windows user that starts Operations Console. This means, only one user will now have visibility to the original Operations Console configurations. Other users can create new console connections to the same server. However, each user's connection requires a unique device id.
Note: In order to preserve the Operations Console configurations during an upgrade from 6.1 to 7.1, this migration must be done prior to the 7.1 upgrade by:
1) Applying the 6.1 service pack SI41053 or later
2) Complete the migration by Starting Operations Console
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Required action before installing 7.1 service packs available after April 2, 2012 or 6.1 service packs available after June 2009
All IBM i Access for Windows service packs available after April 2, 2012 require that you install Microsoft security update(s) prior to installing the Access service pack. The update(s) specifically address security concerns involving Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1. While we do not believe there is an existing security exposure to any current or previous client service packs, IBM is following Microsoft's recommendation and will, therefore, require this security update to be applied before installing the client service packs.
Download and install the correct vcredist_XXXX.exe file for your system.
NOTE: If you have a 64 bit system, in addition to installing the correct vcredist_XXXX.exe file for your 64 bit system, you will also need to install vcredist_x86.exe (32 bit version) since IBM i Access for Windows will run both 32 and 64 bit executables on a 64 bit PC.
The Microsoft security update can be found at the following location:
(Note: There is a drop down box labeled "Change language." Select the appropriate language for your installation.)
You may install this update any time prior to installing the next service pack for IBM i Access for Windows. The update is compatible with existing versions of IBM i Access for Windows. Please make plans to have this update applied before installing the next service pack.
For a visual representation of this process, click here (Video, 00:09:08).
After you have installed this Microsoft security update, you may proceed to install the next service pack for IBM i Access for Windows at your convenience.
For more information about the security exposure, see:
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