Creating a thin client response file (Windows)

Thin clients are only supported in 32-bit environments. A response file is used to set up each thin client workstation. A response file is a text file that contains the setup and configuration data to automate an installation. The file consists of a list of keywords and corresponding values. You can create a response file for a thin client installation by editing the sample response file provided with the data server.


Locate the sample response file db2thin.rsp in the c:\sqllib\thnsetup directory, where c:\sqllib represents the location where you installed your thin client code server.
In a response file, the asterisk (*) acts like a comment. Any line that is prefixed by an asterisk will be ignored during the installation. To enable a keyword, remove the asterisk. If you do not specify a keyword, or if it is commented out, a default value will be used.


For example, the default entry for the ODBC_SUPPORT keyword (used for installing support for ODBC) in the response file is as follows:
To install ODBC, remove the asterisk from the line as shown in this example:

For some keywords, you must set values. To enable these keywords, remove the asterisks. However, ensure that you also replace the contents to the right of the equal sign with the value that you want for the keywords.

Following is an example of the entry for Db2®.DIAGLEVEL:
   *DB2.DIAGLEVEL	= 0 - 4
To set this keyword to 4, make the following change:

What to do next

After you finish editing the response file, save it using a different name to maintain the original sample. For example, call the edited file test.rsp, and save it in the same directory in which you set up the shared permissions (for example, d:\sqllib).

You will use this response file in a subsequent step, setting up thin clients using the thnsetup command.