The fall release of IBM’s Access Client Solution, ACS, is now available.
IMHO the quickest way to down-load the install zip file is via the ACS software installed on your personal computer.
Open your ACS window
Select “Help” on the menu at the top of the menu
Select “Check for updates” in the drop-down menu
You will see the following window:
Click on the “Download update” button.
You will be taken to an IBM web page where you will be asked to log in with your IBMid. If you do not have one there is a link to create one. Don’t worry they are free.
On the next page, “Marketing Registration Services”, you will be asked to agree with the license agreement, click the box to agree and then click the “I confirm” button.
The next page displayed is the one where you can download the install zip file. Find the one with the description “IBM i Access Client Solutions (220.127.116.11)”. Click on the link to download it to your computer.
When the file has been downloaded you should extract (unzip) it into its own folder.
Open the new folder, find the sub-folder for the operating system of your personal computer. Open that sub-folder and you will find a file called “QuickStartGuide”, this contains the instructions on how to install the new version. For those of you whose first language is not English check the “Documentation” sub-folder. It contains the “QuickStartGuide” in many other languages.
If you would prefer not to use the “Download update” in ACS itself you can use this URL to go directly to download the install zip file: http://ibm.biz/IBMi_ACS
This link will take you to an IBM web page that lists what has been added or changed in this release: IBM i Access – ACS Updates