What is Installed, WebSphere MQ Client or Server?
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Well, well. You have installed WebSphere MQ onto your system. Now, you need to determine whether you installed the client or server. It could be that you need to determine this after you installed it 2 years ago and you just don’t remember. Better yet, you need to ensure that you have the proper number of licenses for every WebSphere MQ server installed.
Everyone is aware that you can perform the ‘dspmqver’ command from the command prompt to get similar output as follows:
Name: WebSphere MQ
CMVC level: p000-L090813
BuildType: IKAP - (Production)
However, it does not give you the information you need. Also, you can go look in your WebSphere MQ directory where you installed the product to gather a listing of the directory. What do you know, you still can’t find the details you need...
The official way to determine what you have installed is to use the registry. You can perform the following steps:
You can even take it a step further if you have the WebSphere MQ Server installed and determine which components you have installed. All you have to do is expand the "CurrentVersion" folder and click on "Components". In the right pane, you should see the components available with Installed in the "Data" field if it is installed.
All the above information refers to Windows. However, we have a technote available that explains how to determine the components installed for WebSphere MQ. See Determining if the MQ client fileset package is installed to read all about it.