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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 3, 2020

Can't install RDi on removable device

As a consultant in a small company, I would like to be able to install RDi on a removable device such as a USB stick so I can move it from one laptop to another for use with different clients.

Use Case:

As a consultant, I am often given a laptop from my client and I am not allowed to install non-client software such as my version of RDi. If I purchase a single user license, I can install it on multiple machines as long as no two copies are used at the same time. However, since I am unable to install it on the client laptop, I can't use it while working for them. Since most of my contracts are long term, I could be paying for software for a year or more that I can't use. For this reason, I have not purchased a license.

Based on research by Edmund Reinhardt, the installation updates the Windows registry which means even if it is installed on a removable device, it can't be used on a machine that was not installation machine. Also, since this registry entry is not deleted on uninstall (based on my experience) this means my license is now installed of their laptop. I can't verify this but I question if someone could use an unlicensed copy on that laptop and it would see my license in the registry and work. This would mean a violation of my license through no fault of my own.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 20, 2021

    We have evaluated this request and determined that it cannot be implemented at this time because.

  • Guest
    Jun 22, 2021

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems
    Component - RPG/COBOL Development Tools
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Rational Application Developer
    Component - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Dec 3, 2020

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.