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cscs010
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Pinned topic cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

‏2010-08-24T13:30:13Z |
I downloaded DB2 Express_C 9.7 and ran the db2exc_972_WIN_x86.exe program which appeared to
extract the files. Then, when all of the files appeared to be extracted, it put out a msg 'deleting temporary files' and no files were extracted to the directory or any other directory that I can find.

This is not the first time I and many others have had problem installing this thing on Windows - i thought that I would give it another try but do not even get as far as I got a few months ago with an earlier release.
Updated on 2012-02-25T19:17:35Z at 2012-02-25T19:17:35Z by SystemAdmin
  • tadavis280
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    Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

    ‏2010-08-24T19:59:51Z  in response to cscs010
    I'm having the exact same problem. I've tried it several times and no files appear to be extracted. Any ideas on this? I'm running Windows XP.
    • Z-Company
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      Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

      ‏2010-08-25T10:40:05Z  in response to tadavis280
      I tested lite .exe image and it downloads and installs fine. These self extract images are build with winzip.

      If you download 7-zip and install it, just right click on db2 installation image and choose open with 7-zip. Then you can extract installation files to your choosen location and run them by hand.

      Let me know if this helped you
      • tadavis280
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        Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

        ‏2010-08-25T13:30:39Z  in response to Z-Company
        Thank you very much for the reply. I did what you suggested, opened it with 7-Zip and it appears to have worked fine. Thanks again!
      • tadavis280
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        Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

        ‏2010-08-25T16:51:20Z  in response to Z-Company
        I would appear that I spoke too soon. 7-Zip unzipped the file fine. I then tried running the SETUP.EXE file. It seemed to start to run, then it just quit. No errors, nothing. I then booted my PC while not connected to our LAN, disabled my AntiVirus software (VIPER) and tried it all again. Same thing. I can't figure this one out. Any other ideas? Thanks.
        • Z-Company
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          Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

          ‏2010-08-25T20:11:37Z  in response to tadavis280
          Check if this problem is specific to DB2 Express C or it is in different DB2 version too. Download DB2 9.7 Server Fixpack 2 from

          http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=71&uid=swg24026928

          and choose install DB2 Express edition. Let me know if this worked or not.
        • JDNice
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          Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

          ‏2010-08-25T20:30:33Z  in response to tadavis280
          Trying to install express-c server on my Win XP desktop. The Win-Zip self extractor worked but setup.exe just stalls.

          Ques: Can I install express-c server on a Win XP or does it require one of the windows server platforms?
          • Z-Company
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            Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

            ‏2010-08-26T14:18:21Z  in response to JDNice
            You can install DB2 Express (C or normal) on Windows XP. It works even on Home (not profi) edition.
        • LeoPetraz
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          Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

          ‏2010-08-25T20:48:51Z  in response to tadavis280
          Hi tadavis,

          What's the default browser on your computer? On Windows, setup.exe will open the DB2 launchpad using your default browser.

          If you need to bypass the launchpad, you can do a response file installation of DB2:
          http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.db2.luw.qb.server.doc/doc/t0007299.html

          There should be a sample response file you can modify in the unzipped install media under:
          db2/Windows/samples

          Cheers,

          Leons Petrazickis
          DB2 Express-C Community Team
          Download DB2 Express-C
          • tadavis280
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            Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

            ‏2010-08-25T20:56:14Z  in response to LeoPetraz
            Hi LeoPetraz,

            I'm running short of time today and scheduled to be off Thu & Fri. I'll have to work on this more on Monday, but my default browser is FireFox. Thanks for your input. I'll give it a try Monday.
  • rakesh_tiwari0205
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    Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

    ‏2010-08-31T11:01:27Z  in response to cscs010
    Hi,

    I am facing the problem in installing the DB2 9.7.2 express C.
    Error i am getting :- Application fail to initailize.

    I am downloading the the DB2 9.7.2
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/udbexp/

    Please help me.

    Kind Rgrds
    Rakesh Tiwari
  • cscs010
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    Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

    ‏2010-08-31T16:06:23Z  in response to cscs010
    we managed to save the temp files before they got deleted.
    but setup still does not run.
    i ran db2unins -f to clean up the registry from the last db2 install,
    but the pc needs to be rebooted which
    takes about 30 minutes around here, so i will do it friday when i return.

    thanks for all of the responses.
    • cscs010
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      Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

      ‏2010-09-03T17:59:03Z  in response to cscs010
      still cannot run setup - it just does nothing.
      and 7zip does not work - gives unsupported format error on many files.
      • Z-Company
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        Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

        ‏2010-09-05T17:39:46Z  in response to cscs010
        If 7-zip gives you errors during .exe file extraction then you have to redownload your db2 copy because it is corrupted.
        • cscs010
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          Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

          ‏2010-09-07T14:20:23Z  in response to Z-Company
          i tried it with 2 different downloaded versions of db2.
          many files get 'unsupported method' error.

          i will try the beta version of 7zip.
          • minor
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            Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

            ‏2011-12-26T17:37:12Z  in response to cscs010
            How do i find out if my machine have mutiple rex.exe ?
  • rakesh_tiwari0205
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    Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows

    ‏2010-09-10T09:17:01Z  in response to cscs010
    hi cscs010,

    Go to this link for the installation of DB2 9.7.2

    http://www.itrulzz.com/2010/09/07/install-db2-9-7-2-express-c/

    or

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/37036802/This-Article-is-for-DB2-9-7-2-Installation
    Kind Regards
    Rakesh Tiwari
  • minor
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    Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows XP professional

    ‏2011-12-26T16:45:57Z  in response to cscs010
    I am trying to install DB2 expressC 9.7 on Windows XP professional. When I unzip the file and when I click the setup button - nothing is happening. The setup does not start. Can some help me. Thanks.
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows XP professional

      ‏2011-12-26T17:10:54Z  in response to minor
      Hmm, the possible reason for this problem might be the multiple REG.exe in your system, and the one picked up by the installer is not compatible. Could you please confirm if your machine has multiple reg.exe.
      Thanks
  • minor
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    Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows on Windows XP professional

    ‏2011-12-26T17:42:59Z  in response to cscs010
    I got the following note below to check reg.exe . How would I check the reg.exe to check to see if multiple exist on my pc that has window XP professional running on it. Your help would be appreciated.

    Author:
    vineetmishra

    Message:
    Hmm, the possible reason for this problem might be the multiple REG.exe in your system, and the one picked up by the installer is not compatible. Could you please confirm if your machine has multiple reg.exe.
    Thanks
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows on Windows XP professional

      ‏2011-12-26T17:46:07Z  in response to minor
      use windows search utility (winkey + F).

      Thanks
      • SystemAdmin
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        Re: cannot install DB2 Express_C 9.7 on Windows on Windows XP professional

        ‏2012-02-25T19:17:35Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Just run C:\IBMSETUP\EXPC\db2\Windows\DB2 Express-C.MSI (instead of Setup.EXE). C:\IBMSETUP may sound different at your's.