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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 12, 2024

Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Make it possible to remotely deploy and manage ACS

In our enterprise (and many others) the software on our users' workstations needs to be managed centrally using tools such as InTune, SCCM, etc.  Currently there isn't a supported way of doing this for ACS.  This is becoming a serious issue/challenge for us, and I'm sure it's an issue for other companies as well.  As great a tool as ACS is, this seems like a major oversight.  We really need a way to manage ACS (install/upgrade) on users' workstaions remotely.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 3, 2024
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). There are a variety of ways ACS can be easily deployed for multiple users. Some of them are mentioned here:
    Deploying an updated version could be as simple as extracting the contents of over the top of an existing installation. There is nothing that prevents SCCM and InTune from being used to copy the updated files. Building your own msi is also an option, but is not as trivial as some of the other methods. If you are ok with your users pushing a button to do the update, see:
    At this time, we do not have any plans to provide other ways of deploying ACS.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Jun 13, 2024
    I really would like an msi installer package for ACS.