Introduction:IDS 11.50 makes use of IBM Global Security Kit (GSKit) for data encryption and SSL communication. GSKit is deployed as part of IDS installation.
Due to the manner in which GSKit is deployed by the IDS installer, you may get a Windows installer error during IDS installation stating:
Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product IBM Informix Dynamic Server. The Windows installer cannot continue.
If GSKit 7 is not present on the machine, it will not be deployed during IDS installation. Furthermore, this error impacts the invisibility of IDS being deployed using silent mode of installation. If present on the machine, GSKit is deployed in [PROGRAM_FOLDER]\IBM\gsk7
After IDS installation, INFORMIXDIR (IDS installation directory) will contain the GSKit-related msi file "IBM Informix Dynamic Server.msi". Prior to any subsequent installation of IDS, clean entries related to the GSKit-related msi from the Microsoft installer database by running the following command:
msiexec.exe /x "IBM Informix Dynamic Server.msi" /qn
Note:The command above will not uninstall IDS. "IBM Informix Dynamic Server.msi" does contain the IDS application files or IDS-related information. Therefore, uninstalling IDS is not an alternate workaround.
Below is are the repro steps for the problem:
The problem will be fixed in IDS 11.50.xC3 release.