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Quick Beginnings for DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition for UNIX

Chapter 8. Installing DB2 Clients


The DB2 Client Application Enabler is installed with any DB2 Version 5 product. If a DB2 Version 5 product currently exists on this workstation, the DB2 Client Application Enabler component has already been installed, and there is no need to install a DB2 Client Application Enabler. To configure your client to access remote servers, go to Chapter 14. "Configuring Client-to-Server Communications Using the CCA".

Use the instructions in this section to install a DB2 client. You can also run unattended installations of DB2 to remote target machines running OS/2, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, or Windows NT.

Clients on a LAN that will connect to a DB2 Universal Database server must have the DB2 Client Application Enabler or the DB2 Software Developer's Kit installed.

The DB2 Client Application Enablers (except the DOS client) are on the DB2 Client Application Enablers CD-ROM.

DB2 Client Application Enablers and DB2 Software Developer's Kits are available for the following operating systems: AIX, DOS, HP-UX, Macintosh, OS/2, SCO OpenServer, Silicon Graphics IRIX, SINIX, Solaris, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, and Windows NT.

You may install DB2 Client Application Enablers on any number of workstations; there are no licensing restrictions for installation. DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition enables an unlimited number of users to connect to the server.


Go to the section that gives instructions for the DB2 client that you want to install.

To obtain DB2 Client Application Enablers for all clients, including DOS, connect to the IBM Web site (, search for the Client Application Enablers, and follow the instructions provided.

The DB2 Software Developer's Kit on the DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition CD-ROM has been upgraded so that it can communicate with a DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition server. If you install a DB2 Software Developer's Kit from the DB2 Software Developer's Kit CD-ROM, you must apply a patch to enable them to communicate with a DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition server. To obtain the patch, referred to as a maintenance package, connect to the IBM Web site (

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