Updating desktop IBM Process Designer (deprecated)

After you update your Process Center with a fix pack, refresh pack, or interim fix, you must update desktop Process Designer to the same level. To do so, download the desktop Process Designer file again and run the installation. Only the fixes or changes will be applied.

About this task

When you install the fix pack, refresh pack, or interim fix, the IBM Process Designer.zip is also updated. You must download it and install the updated desktop Process Designer.
Note: The desktop Process Designer is deprecated. You can use the newer web Process Designer in a browser instead.


  1. Uninstall the current instance of desktop Process Designer by using Installation Manager or the Uninstall icon on the Start menu.
  2. Open Process Center.
  3. Click the IBM® Process Designer Download option. When you are prompted, save the IBM Process Designer.zip file to your file system. This file contains everything that you need to install and run the desktop Process Designer. Depending on your network connection, the download may take several minutes to complete.
  4. Extract the contents of the IBM Process Designer.zip file to a temporary directory on your file system.
  5. Open a command window and change to the directory where you extracted the contents of the IBM Process Designer.zip file.
    Important: If you are running Windows, start your command prompt by right-clicking and selecting Run as administrator.
  6. Run one of the following commands to update desktop Process Designer. Use the same command that you used to install desktop Process Designer.
    Default location (C:\IBM\ProcessDesigner\v8.5)
    • installProcessDesigner_admin.bat
    • installProcessDesigner_nonadmin.bat
    Different location
    • installProcessDesigner_admin.bat installLocation
    • installProcessDesigner_nonadmin.bat installLocation
    If the location has spaces in the directory name, put the whole location in quotation marks.
    The following examples show how to install to a different location.
    • installProcessDesigner_admin.bat D:\IBM\PD
    • installProcessDesigner_admin.bat "D:\Process Designer\"


The desktop Process Designer is updated.

Installation messages are recorded in the file %TEMP%\IBMProcessDesignerInstall.log, where the %TEMP% variable is typically set to C:\Documents and Settings\current_user_name\Local Settings\Temp.