Chapter 4. Getting Started

So, now that DB2 Universal Database is installed, what’s next? Where do you begin? Today you learn everything you should do immediately following the installation:

  • Logging on to the system

  • Changing passwords

  • Starting and stopping DB2

  • Using First Steps

  • Granting privileges to other users

You don’t need to perform these steps in the order presented, but you should consider each step before proceeding to later days in this book. Today also introduces you to DB2’s desktop and folders.

Logging On to the System

When you start your system, log on with a username that belongs to the Administrators group and meets DB2’s naming rules so that you can create databases and set up the security for the users on your system.


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