Last week I used the IBM I Access Client Solution on my MacBook from a remote location. Once I downloaded the correct Java version, it worked great, I even was able to create an HMC session.
The only difficulty I had was that the F keys on the Mac are pre-coded to perform certain functions. IE, F4 didn't prompt a command, it did what Mac wanted it to do - something called LaunchPad which brings up a menu of applications.
I worked around it by using a ? before the command I wanted to prompt.
And just now, Google told me there is a system preference on Mac to use F keys as standard function keys.

Shorter story, give IBM I Access solutions a try.


Dave B

"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit."
Harry S. Truman

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark S Waterbury
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:11 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: any issues w/Apple pc vpn remote desktop Win 2008 wth iAccess client on desktop?

Hi, Jim:

You did not state what version of OS/400 or IBM i you want to connect to?

Take a look at "IBM i Access for Web" as that should work from any platform.

Another option with the new releases of IBM i Access is the "portable"
version that is 100% Java-based, and so it should work from anywhere ...
I believe it is called "IBM i Access Client Solutions" ... see:

On that same page, there is a "tab" labeled "Web" where you can learn about "IBM i Access for Web" ...

Other than that, I am not aware of any other IBM i Access support for Apple Mac OS ...

Hope that helps,

Mark S. Waterbury

On 3/23/2014 12:54 PM, franz400 wrote:
I've been asked but just don't know the answer.
googled around and the apple to win 2008 remote desktop doesn't seem too difficult - it's the iSeries Access I'm not sure of.


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