All of this is documented completely in the read me document that is shipped
with every package. The problem is the document is a rather long text
document and it takes some fortitude to get through but it's all there. I
would really like it if IBM could make that document an HTML page so it
might format more easily and you could simply click on a link or press F1 to
get to it but it is there.

So a little intuitive searching of that text document would answer most all
of these questions.

There is a folder kept with all the customizations in it so when you drop
another version on our system it maintains them, but that's the only thing
left behind if you simply delete the product folder (where ever you put it,
the location is not important)

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Vernon Hamberg
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2015 10:47 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Where are the updates to Access Client Solutions for

Paul, I don't know where you heard that there SHOULD be a config or path
setting - just extract everything into the original location.

Yes, the location of the HOD and other files is not where the application
lives - the original extracted-to folder - but the file association DOES
point to the original extracted-to folder - the associations you created
when you first ran the file association tool in the main ACS window - I
assume you did that, right?

So I guess the pointer to the path is in the registry - it is on my machine,
at any rate.

I know Jim said there is no registry stuff, and that is true, at least until
you run the File Association tool. And there are these other directories
created at some time - I suspect when you first run the launcher - I didn't
think to compare before and after.

Now a full uninstall - to go a bit off-track - would need to handle the file
association stuff and the directories like iAccessClient, seems to me - I've
not yet heard of an uninstall script or batch file, but then I've not looked
for that, either.

Back to this thread - you said that the link still pointed to 1.1.3 after
you extracted the version from ESS - I suspect that the version on ESS is
NOT the latest - Tim or someone from IBM can confirm. I do know that the
latest is on the FTP site, and you should get that one and try again.


On 8/8/2015 10:09 AM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:

When extracting the zip file, the default is creating a new folder.
So simply change the default to the current folder, and everything will

I'm still not seeing any config / path point to that folder.

My session short cut points to

But this is not the same as the original extracted folder.


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Vernon Hamberg
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 5:53 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Where are the updates to Access Client Solutions for

Hi Paul

My head is starting to spin around this stuff.

There are "versions" and there are "poackages" when talking about ACS.

When Matt mentioned Access Client solutions for Windows, I hope that's
the package - it's not a version, then. That package is named like
this by IBM -

* IBM i Access Client Solutions - Windows Application Package*
(this is not a version, it's more like an option, but IBM are not
using that language here that I see)

So now, about something in some config option pointing to the newer
version - there isn't anything that I know of - you have to extract
the contents of the ZIP file into the same place you had the earlier
- then everything just works.

It's easier than I thought at first - it was weird how I over-complicated
things and threw out questions and doubts in these lists.


On 8/7/2015 3:54 PM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:

I found the difference.
LCD8_2011_04 is the Windows version.
I was working with the base version.

I'm still now seeing where the config option is to point to the newer


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