This course describes the steps required to install System i Access for Windows on a personal computer. It also covers procedures that you will find useful in the day-to-day administration of System i Access for Windows.
The course begins with a description of the various ways in which System i Access for Windows can be installed on a personal computer. These include installing from an IBM i system, another file server, and the IBM-supplied DVD.
The course then walks through the installation process, showing you how to configure System i Access for Windows and control which components are installed. You will also see how to create an IBM i connection definition and verify that all IBM i servers that will be needed by the user are available.
The course then shows you how to control which System i Access for Windows functions are available to the user. Two control mechanisms are available: Windows policies and the System i Navigator Application Administration function.
Next, the course describes the maintenance of System i Access for Windows using service packs. Finally, the course shows how to solve several potential problems related to how virtual devices are assigned to System i Access for Windows users.
Approximate Study Time: 2 hours
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the ways in which System i Access for Windows can be installed on a personal computer
- Install System i Access for Windows on a personal computer
- Describe how System i Access for Windows functions can be added or removed
- Use System i Navigator to create a connection definition, verify a connection, and display a connection's properties
- Identify the recommended backup method for various objects making up the System i Access for Windows configuration
- Use the System i Navigator Application Administration function to prohibit a user from accessing selected System i Navigator or System i Access for Windows functions
- Identify the differences between Windows policies, Application Administration local settings, and Application Administration central settings in controlling the functions available to a user
- Describe the service method used by System i Access for Windows
- Determine the current service level of an installed copy of System i Access for Windows
- Install an System i Access for Windows service pack
- Limit the number of emulation sessions that can be started by a PC5250 user
- Describe how to avoid the proliferation of virtual device descriptions for System i Access for Windows users
- Describe how to route a PC5250 user's output to his or her PC
Installing System i Access for Windows
Defining a Connection
Updating System i Access for Windows
Controlling Sessions, Output, and Virtual Devices
This course is intended for technical staff members who will be responsible for connecting one or more personal computers to an IBM i system using System i Access for Windows.
This course assumes that you are familiar with the concepts and basic operations of both IBM i and personal computer systems. The IBM i-related prerequisites are covered in the Manta series Introduction to the IBM i Environment.
The course also assumes you are already familiar with the basic use of System i Access for Windows. This prerequisite can be satisfied by successfully completing the Manta course, Introduction to System i Access for Windows.
You may also have obtained these skills by taking other courses or through relevant work experience.