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Sams Teach Yourself DB2® Universal Database™ in 21 Days, Second Edition by Susan Visser, Bill Wong

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Chapter 6. Installing and Configuring DB2 Clients

Today you learn how to perform an interactive installation of a DB2 client on a Windows system. DB2 clients can be installed on any of the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows Me

  • Windows NT version 4 with Service Pack 6a or later

  • Windows 2000

  • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit editions)

  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Instructions for installing a DB2 client are identical for all these operating systems. DB2 clients are also available for AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux. This book covers how to install on Windows platforms.

Understanding the Different Types of DB2 Clients

There are three types of DB2 clients:

  • DB2 Run-Time Client—A lightweight client that provides the functionality required for ...

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