ISeries Access is a family of PC-based software products released by IBM. It includes features as a 5250 terminal emulator and iSeries Navigator, a GUI-interface for server administration. It also includes LPPs which are installed on the server itself to support the connection.
iSeries Access, like the iSeries itself, has been rebranded by IBM over time and was formerly known by other names.
- PC Support
- Client Access
- Client Access Express
- iSeries Access
- iSeries Access for Web
- iSeries Access for Windows
- iSeries Access for Wireless
- iSeries Access for Linux
- System i Access V6R1
- IBM i Access for Windows (5770-XE1 for 7.1.0)
- IBM i Access Client Solutions (5770-SS1 feature code 5827: i7.2 B_GROUP1 v07.02.00,ENU,DVD)
Regarding iSeries Access for Windows (5761-XW1), two features require a license to run (they can be installed without a licence, but need a licence to run.)
- 5250 Display and Print Emulator
- Data Transfer
All features other than 5250 Display and Print Emulator and Data Transfer features require only an i5/OS license before you can use them.
System i Access for Windows clients are licensed by the number of concurrently active PCs accessing System i platforms. A PC running System i Access for Windows holds a license through the duration of the licensed function plus additional time that is specified in the System i Access for Windows properties page. When this time expires, the license is available for another PC to use. If a PC accesses a licensed program on more than one System i platform, that PC requires a license on each System i platform to which it connects using a licensed function.
When using System i Access for Windows on a PC, more than one session to the System i platform can be established on that PC, but only one System i Access Family license is used. For example, you can start many 5250 emulation or Data Transfer sessions, but the PC requires only one license.
Regarding iSeries Access for Web (5761-XH2), a System i Access Family licence is required for that, too. If you use the same PC to access IBM i with 5250 Display Emulator and iSeries Access for Web, you will need 2 licences - that is, each use counts as 2 concurrent users.
Licensing is managed at the System i Access Family level, not at the individual client level. Therefore, any combination of the System i Access for Windows and System i Access for Web clients is allowable up to the license limit.
To determine the System i Access license usage limit, do the following:
1. Type the WRKLICINF command on the System i platform to which you intend to connect. A list of products appears. 2. Type 5 in the entry field next to the product 5761XW1, Base, Feature 5050. This will display the details for the System i Access Family License product, including the usage limit. The usage limit should be equal to the number of licenses that are purchased for System i Access Family. Any number exceeding the purchased limit violates the IBM license agreement.
|Display Emulation session to SYSA||1|
|Display Emulation session to SYSA and SYSB||2|
|Display Emulation and Printer Emulation session to SYSA and SYSB||2|
|5 Display Emulation sessions to SYSA||1|
|Display Emulation session to SYSA and iSeries Access for Web session to SYSB||2|
|Display Emulation session and Data Transfer session to SYSA||1|
|iSeries Navigator session to SYSA||None|
|ODBC session to SYSA and SYSB||None|
|i5/OS NetServer session to SYSA||None|
|User-written application using iSeries Access for Windows APIs||None|
|Operations Console session to SYSA and SYSB||None|
List of Windows programs
Some of the Windows programs which are included:
|CWBBACK||Back up iSeries Access for Windows configurations|
|CWBCFG||Add or change iSeries Access configuration information|
|CWBENV||Import and export server environments|
|CWBLOG||Start and stop iSeries Access service logs|
|CWBLOGON||Cache system i and iSeries user profile and password information|
|CWBPING||Check the status of i5/OS TCP/IP socket servers|
|CWBREST||Restore iSeries Access for Windows configurations|
|CWBRXD||Runs as a service to process incoming remote commands from a server session|
Examples from 
To cache a password for an i5/OS connection, you would run CWBLOGON this way:
CWBLOGON servername /u userID /p password
If you want to remove cached passwords for a particular system i or iSeries server, you can run CWBLOGON this way:
CWBLOGON servername /c
To remove all cached passwords from all system i servers defined on your machine, you can run CWBLOGON like this:
- IT Jungle, Admin Alert: Magical & Mysterious iSeries Access CWB Programs Published: August 29, 2007 http://www.itjungle.com/fhg/fhg082907-story03.html
- iSeries Access at IBM.com
- iSeries Access End-of-Service Dates including historical names, operating systems supported, and LPPs
- System i Access Announcement Letter 208-017 29 Jan 2008