Step 3 – Install RDi (Windows)

Unzipping this file took ages on my laptop.
No idea why. Lots and lots of small files I am guessing.

Once unzipped I ran the ADMININSTALL.BAT as administrator

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After thinking and pondering the meaning of life it pops this up:

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So, just follow the prompts and it install and downloads even more stuff:

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then asks me if I’m 32 bit or 64bit.

The bloody cheek of it. That’s #bitist

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Then it has a little think and tells me it is going to install RDi 9.6.0.0 (I wonder how long before we see the first patches?) and it looks like this will install alongside my currently installed 9.5.1.2 version:

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Now go and grab another coffee because this bit takes a few minutes. Long enough for a fresh brew. Or even a cup of tea. But never Chai Tea because that is clearly the juice of the Devil.

Finally – *BOOM*

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INSTALLED – *boom*

Next step is to open Rational Developer for IBM-i and see what it does!

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