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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 20, 2023

add support for windows server core to IBM i Access Client Solutions windows package (driver)

current situtation (working): windows server 2016 core with SQL Server and IBM i Access Client Solutions Windows driver
new situation (not working): windows server 2022 core with SQL Server but IBM i Access Client Solutions Windows driver can not be installed because the installer expects a desktop edition.

All our windows servers are deployed with the core edition of windows server to minimize attack surface. Especially SQL Server benefits from this setup. All our SQL Servers use windows server core edition but now we face this problem with the IBM i Access driver.

We really need the driver to be installed on the core edition.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Maria del Carmen Ruvalcaba Cevallos
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    Dec 12, 2023

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority Idea that is important to be addressed.

    AS companies are upgrading their Windows servers, ACS should work with all versions.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual IBM Ideas on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your Idea.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    Carmelita Ruvalcaba- CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
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    Dec 12, 2023
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). We will be making some updates in this area during the first half of 2024. We cannot promise that we will be able to accommodate this request, but we will take it into consideration.

    IBM Power Systems Development