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End of Support

Effective April 30, 2019, IBM® has withdrawn support for 5770-XE1 IBM i Access for Windows™  7.1.  IBM i Access for Windows 7.1. was delivered with IBM i 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1.  Extended support will not be available.

Refer to:
Software withdrawal and support discontinuance
Upgrade planning

Replacement product is IBM i Access Client Solutions (5733-XJ1).  Refer to  IBM i Access Client Solutions   for more information.



IBM i Access for Windows delivers TCP/IP connectivity to users running a variety of Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. IBM i Access for Windows offers an all-inclusive client solution for accessing and using resources from your Windows desktop. It includes 5250 emulation, access to DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) for IBM i through its Data Transfer, and utilizes IBM i NetServer for working with the IBM i Integrated File System and printers. It also has a variety of middleware for using and developing client applications to access IBM i resources; and Navigator for i , the i5/OS GUI, for administering your IBM i.


IBM i Access for Windows will not be refreshed for IBM i release 7.2 or beyond. IBM i Access for Windows 7.1 is the most current version available.

IBM does not plan to support IBM i Access for Windows on operating systems beyond Windows 8.1. For additional information see supported Windows operating systems and End-of-Service plans.

The replacement product is IBM i Access Client Solutions, which includes 5250 emulation, data transfer, printer output, console support, and more.

Service Packs

Programmer's Toolkit


ODBC driver

The IBM i Access ODBC driver provides SQL access to IBM i database files, using standard ODBC interfaces.

.NET Data Provider

The IBM DB2 for i .NET provider (named IBM.Data.DB2.iSeries) allows Windows applications to use the Microsoft .NET Framework to access DB2 for i databases.

OLE DB support

Supports record-level access and SQL access to IBM® i database files.


Supports remote IBM i SQL access and other database functions.

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Modified date:
31 March 2022