During the installation of IDS 11.50, Program Group folder is opened and Start Menu shortcuts are added. If, these actions were optional then it would make IDS more embeddable with other applications, which uses IDS in background. Customers who are embedding IDS as part of their software package usually desire near-complete invisibility.
This request was met by adding a new comma-line option “hidden” for instillation. This option will prevent creation of start menu shortcuts and suppress the Program Group folder from popping-up. Users can use this option by invoking the setup.exe (IDS 11.50 installation) from command-line and supplying “–hidden” option with the same command.
$ setup.exe -hidden
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Previous version of JDBC 3.50 could not be installed on Windows 64-bit using 64-bit JRE. Installing JDBC 3.50 gave an error "Directory not writable" for all directories. Same error message was received, even after running all the process as administrator by turning UAC (User Account Control) off. Workaround for this problem was to use 32-bit JRE on Windows 64-bit to install JDBC 3.50.
This problem was solved in IDS 11.50. Now JDBC 3.50 uses newer version of Install Shield, which allows for JDBC 3.50 to be installed on 64-bit Windows using 64-bit JRE. Now, users no longer have to use 32-bit JRE to install JDBC 3.50 on Windows 64-bit. This makes users life easier, since users do not have to set up 32-bit JRE on 64-bit Windows.
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.
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Introduction:Multiple installation of IBM Informix Dynamic Server is now enabled in IDS 11.50 xC2. With this, users will be able to install multiples copies of IDS on a single machine with the ability to create instance(s) per installation. For example, a user can have 11.50 xC1 and 11.50 xC2 co-existing on the same machine with instances related to each installation running on that machine.
With this new effort, a user that has an installation of IDS 11.50 can invoke setup.exe and will be presented with existing installation of IDS on the machine. The user can then make a choice between installing a new copy of IDS and maintaining an (one of the) existing copy(ies). If there is an existing installation of IDS 11.50 on a machine, a user that launches setup.exe in graphical mode will be presented a panel similar to the one below:
However, with an existing installation of IDS 11.50, launching setup.exe in silent mode will require a maintenance response file. Without a maintenance response file or with an installation response file, the installer will abort. To install a subsequent copy of IDS 11.50 in silent mode, the user should pass the ‘-multiple’ command line option to setup.exe.
In addition to the "-multiple" command line option, there are 2 command line options for maintenance namely "-path" and "-instnum". These 2 new command line options are used to launch maintenance mode for a specified installation. Since they perform the same functionality, they should be used interchangeably and not in conjunction with one another.
Usages of the newly implemented options:
This option can be used in conjunction with other installation command line options. E.g.
setup.exe -multiple -s -f1"C:\TEMP\server.ini" -f2"C:\TEMP\server.log"
setup.exe -path [installation path]
The user invokes setup.exe with the ‘-path’ option passing the installation path for which maintenance is required. This option can be used in conjunction with other maintenance command line options. E.g.
setup.exe -path [installation path] -s -f1"C:\uninst.ini"
setup -instnum [installation number]
The user invokes setup.exe with the ‘-instnum’ option passing installation number for which maintenance is required. Note that each installation is tagged with an installation number in shortcut menu (except for the first installation which doesn’t have a tag). This option can be used in conjunction with other maintenance command line options. E.g.
setup.exe -instnum [installation number] -s -f1"C:\uninst.ini"
For more information on installing IDS, visit http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/idshelp/v115/index.jsp
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