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ODBC Driver for DB2 Requirements

The ODBC Driver for DB2 supplied with Host Integration Server 2000 supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows NT® Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6a or later
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 6a or later
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition with Service Pack 6a or later
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 with Service Pack 6a or later
  • Microsoft Windows 98, Second Edition

The ODBC Driver for DB2 supplied with Host Integration Server 2000 Service Pack 1 adds support for the following additional operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

The ODBC Driver for DB2 supplied with Host Integration Server 2000 supports only the Windows 2000 and Windows NT (Intel version) platforms. Older versions of the ODBC Driver for DB2 that shipped with SNA Server 4.0 Service Pack 1 and later supported Windows NT on the Alpha architecture.

The ODBC Driver for DB2 requires the following PC-to-host connectivity software when connecting over SNA using LU 6.2:

  • Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000
  • Microsoft Host Integration Server End-User Client
  • Microsoft Host Integration Server Administrator Client

Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 can be installed on Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, Windows NT 4.0 Server, Windows NT 4.0 Server Enterprise Edition, or Windows NT 4.0 Server Terminal Server Edition.

The Microsoft Host Integration Server Administrator Client can be installed on Windows 2000 Professional or Windows NT 4.0 Workstation. The Microsoft Host Integration Server Administrator Client with Service Pack 1 can also be installed on Windows XP Professional. The Administrator Client cannot be installed on Windows 98 or Windows 95.

The Microsoft Host Integration Server End-User Client can be installed on Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, or Windows 98. The Microsoft Host Integration Server End-User Client with Service Pack 1 can also be installed on Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows Millennium Edition.

Note that the ODBC Driver for DB2 does not require any special host connectivity software when connecting directly to a host system using TCP/IP.

The ODBC Driver for DB2 supplied with Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 supports the following ADO versions:

  • ADO version 2.5. The Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 data access features require the runtime libraries for ADO version 2.5. These libraries must be installed prior to installing the ODBC Driver for DB2. On Windows 2000, these ADO libraries are installed as part of the Windows 2000 operating system. On Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 98, these library files must be installed by running the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.5 runtime package available as downloadable software from the Microsoft Universal Data Access Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=12749.
    A version of the ADO 2.5 SDK is included in the Microsoft Data Access SDK which is available as a part of the Windows 2000 Platform SDK. These downloadable SDKs are available from the Microsoft Windows 2000 Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=12752.
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