Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Windows server 2008 and AS/400 compatibility when server 2008 is domain controller

Posted on 2009-04-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Any known issues with AS/400 on network with windows server 2008 domain controller and active directory?
Question by:Lmaps
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:Gary Patterson
ID: 24247603
There are some considerations when implementing 2008.  Not sure exactly what you are looking for.  System i Access? Netserver? IXA / IXS? Integrated BladeCenter?

A few thoughts:
  • IBM only supports System i Access V6R1 on Windows 2008.
  • IXA and IXS are only supported through Windows 2003, for Windows 2008, IBM only supports iSCSI.
  • There are some V6R1 PTF's related to Windows 2008.  Review your cume PTF cover letters.
- Gary Patterson

Author Comment

ID: 24254483
Gary The IT Pro

Want to make sure that workstations running xp and vista will be albe to use the i series access personal communications workstation program to connect to I Series EServer via network once Windows Server 2008 is installed.
LVL 27

Expert Comment

ID: 24254730

Gary will be able to handle your question fine, but it will be a great help if you can supply (1) the operating system version of your AS/400 and (2) the iSeries Access version on the PCs. Also, please clarify if user profiles and passwords are used for the iSeries Access connections or kerberos-style connections are used.


What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.


Author Comment

ID: 24254853
The OS of AS/400 is V5RE i5 - workstations connect via password logins on version 5.5
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

Gary Patterson earned 200 total points
ID: 24257007

Well, in a typical small LAN configuration, the only service that really matters to iSeries Access Workstation users accessing the AS/400 is (possibly) DNS.  If you migrate your existing DNS entries to Win2008, then all should be fine.

- Gary Patterson

Author Comment

ID: 24260508
Answer suits me, thanks

Featured Post

[Webinar On Demand] Database Backup and Recovery

Does your company store data on premises, off site, in the cloud, or a combination of these? If you answered “yes”, you need a data backup recovery plan that fits each and every platform. Watch now as as Percona teaches us how to build agile data backup recovery plan.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Occasionally Windows/Microsoft Updates will fail to update. We have found a code that will delete all temporary files and re-register all dll's related to Windows/Microsoft Updates! This works 99% of the time to get the updates working again! The…
In this article we will discuss all things related to StageFright bug, the most vulnerable bug of android devices.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.
Suggested Courses

569 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question