Installation

The installation is divided in 3 main steps:

  • Select the different options.
  • Copy the files.
  • Configure installation.

First of all, we will follow standard setup. You can double click on the setup.exe in the unzipped package.

Step 1: Welcome
Step 1: Welcome
(IDS v9.30 only) Serial Number.
(IDS v9.30 only) Serial Number.
If you run your XP box in a Windows domain.
If you run your XP box in a Windows domain.

Enter the installation directory (this will become %INFORMIXDIR%).

Note for IDS v10:
The recommended installation path is now C:\Program Files\IBM\Informix. You can safely use this one.

Installation directory for the IBM Informix tools.
Installation directory for the IBM Informix tools.

We need to select the installation method. “Typical” would be fine, but to get a better overview, let’s go to “Custom”.

Installation method.
Installation method.

Role separation is a useful feature in a production environment, but we are setting up a development box.

Activating role separation.
Activating role separation.
Password for the Informix users.
Password for the Informix users.
(IDS v9.40 only) And I confirm and insist…
(IDS v9.40 only) And I confirm and insist…

Now you all know what my Informix user password is. So next time you come home…

Note for IDS v10:
You cannot have informix as Informix’ password during the installation. You can change it back to informix afterwards.

Ready to Copy Files

Step 2: Ready to copy
Step 2: Ready to copy
Copying.
Copying.

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