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Re: Windows 7 laptops cannot install IBM i service packs



fixed

Well, that's a few more steps than it used to be, but it worked.

Thanks, Rob.


On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 2:53 PM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"Check Service Level" is dead. The best you can hope for it is it telling
you that there's a newer level. It can no longer install it. You have to
use "run as administrator" to actually install something.

http://www-912.ibm.com/n_dir/nas4apar.nsf/51d11a683a56a5cc862564c000763b23/4c7d4d170d3efac486257648003c70e7?OpenDocument&Highlight=2,II14522
IBM's Lotus Notes has a "Smart upgrade, run as" (aka SURUNAS) function
that can figure this all out for upgrading Notes clients but the team at
IBM i Access for Windows has just given up and are pushing the Java client
as an alternative.
I can't say much more without falling into a swamp of negativity.

Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/26/2013 12:35 PM
Subject: Windows 7 laptops cannot install IBM i service packs
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



I sent the following to the PCTech list a few days ago with no response,
so
I'm trying it here. Not sure which list it should be on anyway . . .


For a couple of years now I've had trouble (read unable) with Win 7 32-bit
laptops when trying to install IBM i Access 7.1 service packs. I get this
error:

"This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package
exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to
verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package."

I decided it's time to figure this out. I found this page:


http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/access/windows_sp.html#action


which in turn sends me here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=26347

I have downloaded vcredist_x86 (they're 32-bit laptops), run it, rebooted,
and it did not help. Same error.

What am I missing?


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Jeff Crosby
VP Information Systems
UniPro FoodService/Dilgard
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369
260-422-7531
www.dilgardfoods.com

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