Installing DB2 PE Question

Bill Brown

Installing DB2 PE Question
i would like to install v8.1 or 8.2 on a windows xp home edition pc. i
currently do not protect my pc by requiring a password to sign on.

during the install of db2 it wants an id and password to be used for
installing everything required. is there any way to bypass the entering of
a password during this process?

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Leon Katsnelson

Re: Installing DB2 PE Question
(in response to Bill Brown)
On Windows DB2 runs as a Windows Service. Windows Service is background
process that is not attached to a console (keyboard and screen). There are
2 ways to run a windows service. One is to run it under some user id. This
is what DB2 install program is asking you for. It is not asking you for
your id but for a user id it will create in Windows so that the process
that it will create will have a context to run in. Obviously every id needs
a password so it is asking you to provide one. You should be able to
provide id and password (this id will be created) even if you do not use an
id to sign in to your Windows XP. This is just a guess on my part since
I've never actually tried this myself.

To see a list Windows Services running on your machine click on
Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. When the Services
application starts you will see a list of services and the last column
called "Log On As" will tell you which user id a service is running under.
You will notice that some (most) services run under something called "Local
System" but there is no such user id on your system. This is a very special
account called Local System Account or LSA designed specifically for
running services. It does not have an id or password. DB2 UDB Version 8.2
now supports running under LSA. To install it in this way you will have to
use an undocumented trick. You will have to type in "LocalSystem" (without
the quotes) in the user id field during install and leave the password
field blank. After install is finished and your machine is rebooted you can
verify (in the services application I described above) that "DB2 - DB2"
service has "Log On As" set to Local System.

Have a great New Year!

Leon Katsnelson
Program Director, Competitive Technology.
IBM Toronto Lab
tel: (905) 413-2119
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i would like to install v8.1 or 8.2 on a windows xp home edition pc. i
currently do not protect my pc by requiring a password to sign on.

during the install of db2 it wants an id and password to be used for
installing everything required. is there any way to bypass the entering of
a password during this process?

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Myron Miller

Re: Installing DB2 PE Question
(in response to Leon Katsnelson)
Leon and others,
I've been using LocalSystem on Db2 Connect systems since early v6 with no
problems. I just install and then go into manage and services and click on the
DB2 services and properties/logon and change it to localsystem. After that
everything works fine. Maybe this is another "trick".

Myron
--- Leon Katsnelson <[login to unmask email]> wrote:

> On Windows DB2 runs as a Windows Service. Windows Service is background
> process that is not attached to a console (keyboard and screen). There are
> 2 ways to run a windows service. One is to run it under some user id. This
> is what DB2 install program is asking you for. It is not asking you for
> your id but for a user id it will create in Windows so that the process
> that it will create will have a context to run in. Obviously every id needs
> a password so it is asking you to provide one. You should be able to
> provide id and password (this id will be created) even if you do not use an
> id to sign in to your Windows XP. This is just a guess on my part since
> I've never actually tried this myself.
>
> To see a list Windows Services running on your machine click on
> Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. When the Services
> application starts you will see a list of services and the last column
> called "Log On As" will tell you which user id a service is running under.
> You will notice that some (most) services run under something called "Local
> System" but there is no such user id on your system. This is a very special
> account called Local System Account or LSA designed specifically for
> running services. It does not have an id or password. DB2 UDB Version 8.2
> now supports running under LSA. To install it in this way you will have to
> use an undocumented trick. You will have to type in "LocalSystem" (without
> the quotes) in the user id field during install and leave the password
> field blank. After install is finished and your machine is rebooted you can
> verify (in the services application I described above) that "DB2 - DB2"
> service has "Log On As" set to Local System.
>
> Have a great New Year!
>
> Leon Katsnelson
> Program Director, Competitive Technology.
> IBM Toronto Lab
> tel: (905) 413-2119
> Admin Assistant: Cynthia Thomson (905) 413-3632
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> i would like to install v8.1 or 8.2 on a windows xp home edition pc. i
> currently do not protect my pc by requiring a password to sign on.
>
> during the install of db2 it wants an id and password to be used for
> installing everything required. is there any way to bypass the entering of
> a password during this process?
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