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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 1, 2016

Access Client Solutions missing Windows program group shortcut

I'm submitting on behalf of customer's request.
Customer questioned the Access Client Solutions shortcut not appearing in the list of programs on the Start Menu under “I” for IBM or within the "Add/Remove program" in Windows Control Panel.

Use Case:

Customer wants to deploy the ACS into many Windows based machines, and he discovered that the software installation behave like a normal Windows program installation. If the Desktop shortcut was accidentally deleted, it'll take user's understanding of the location of "acslaunch_win-32.exe" / "acslaunch_win-64.exe" program to recreate the shortcut. Which is troublesome.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 3, 2016

    There are no plans to use Microsoft's installation mechanisms to deploy the product. As an alternative, the customer can use one of the allusers installation scripts in the Windows_Application directory when deploying the product. These scripts require Administrator authority and are available in the most recent version of the product. The shortcuts will be put in the \Users\Public\Desktop folder. Only an Administrator would have the authority to delete the shortcut.

  • Guest
    Aug 3, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #92453 in product IBM i.