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Re: Windows 7 laptops cannot install IBM i service packs



fixed

Microsoft's AppLocker (
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd723678%28v=ws.10%29.aspx)
should let you whitelist software signed by IBM, allowing it to be
installed by users that don't have local admin accounts. That will provide
the necessary authority and eliminate the need to use Run As Administrator.

Depending on what security software you use on the Windows PC, it may also
have an application whitelisting capability.


On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 1:53 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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