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Quick Beginnings for DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition for UNIX

Performing the Installation

To install a DB2 Client Application Enabler for Windows 95 or Windows NT:

  1. Log on as a local Administrator.

  2. Shut down any other programs so that the setup program can update files as required.

  3. Insert the DB2 Client Application Enablers CD-ROM that contains the Windows 95 or Windows NT client into the drive. The auto-run feature automatically starts the setup program. The setup program will determine the system language, and launch the setup program for that language. If you want to run the setup program in a different language, see the tip that follows.

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    To manually invoke the setup program, do the following:

    1. Click on Start and select Run

    2. Type the following in the Open field:
      x:\setup /i language


      • x: represents your CD-ROM drive
      • language represents the two-character country code for your language (for example, EN for English). Table 28 lists the code for each available language.

    3. Select OK.

  4. The Welcome window opens.
    Welcome window

    Click on the Next push button to continue.

  5. The Enable Remote Administration window opens. Select the Install components required to administer remote servers check box if you would like to administer remote servers from this client, then click on the Next push button.

  6. Select the installation type you prefer:

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    Typical Install: Installs those DB2 components that are used most often, including all required components, ODBC support, documentation, and commonly used DB2 tools such as the Client Configuration Assistant and the Information Center. The DB2 instance is created.


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    Compact Install: Installs only the required DB2 components and ODBC support. The DB2 instance is created.


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    Custom Install: Installs only those components that you select. The DB2 instance is created.


    The Client Configuration Assistant (CCA) component makes it easy for you to configure and administer connections to databases and bind applications and utilities to a database. See "Managing Connections to Databases Using the Client Configuration Assistant" for a complete description of the CCA's features.

    If the CCA is not installed, you will need to use the command line processor to configure connections to a DB2 server.

    See Chapter 15. "Configuring Client-to-Server Communications Using the Command Line Processor" to configure clients using the command line processor.

  7. Respond to the setup program's prompts. Online help is available to walk you through the remaining steps. Invoke online help by clicking on the Help push button at any time.

    You can click on the Cancel push button at any time to end the installation.

  8. After you install the product, you must reboot your workstation before you can begin to use it. Select a reboot option and click on the Finish push button. This completes the installation.

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For information on errors encountered during installation, see the db2.log file. The db2.log file stores general information and error messages resulting from installation and uninstall activities. By default, the db2.log file is located in the x:\db2log directory; where x: is the drive on which your operating system is installed.

The installation program has:


To configure your client to access remote servers, go to Chapter 14. "Configuring Client-to-Server Communications Using the CCA".

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