Important Updates to Cybersecurity Software

HelpSystems is updating the names of our cybersecurity software, including the Powertech product line. Don’t worry—the functionality of your products won’t change.

See the new names here > New, Clearer Names for HelpSystems Security Software.

Using the Compliance Monitor Pre-Checker

The Compliance Monitor pre-checker utility helps you identify if your system meets the Compliance Monitor 3 prerequisites. 


  • The pre-checker is designed to run only on the Consolidator system.
  • The pre-checker also runs as part of the Compliance Monitor 3 installation, but you can download and run it before you plan to install (or upgrade) to ensure that your installation proceeds successfully.

Do the following on your IBM i system to run the pre-checker:

  1. Download the Compliance Monitor Pre-Checker for the IBM i (setupComplianceMonitor3Prechecker.exe) from the Compliance Monitor download page. Double-click it to start it.

  2. On the IBM i Details panel:

    1. Select or enter the IBM i where you want to load the Compliance Monitor Pre-Checker.

    2. Enter a user profile and password that’s a member of the user class *SECOFR and has at least the following special authorities: *ALLOBJ, *SECADM, *JOBCTL, and *IOSYSCFG. The user profile should have Limit capabilities set to *NO. This profile will be used to restore and copy objects on the IBM i.

    3. (Optional) In the Advanced Settings section:

      • Enter a port number or use the arrows if you want to change the FTP port number to something other than the default of 21.

      • Select Secure File Transfer if you want to use FTPS (FTP over SSL) during the file transfer. The default FTPS secure port is 990, but it can be changed to the required secure port for your environment.

      • In the Timeout (seconds) field, enter the number of seconds the session should be kept active during an FTP transfer. You can choose anywhere between 25 and 1800 seconds (30 minutes).

        Note: If the transfer takes longer than the amount of time specified, the session will expire.

    4. Click Next.

  3. You have two options on the Product Load Options panel:

    1. Click Immediate Load if you’d like to run the pre-checker on the IBM i now.

    2. Click Staged Load if you’d like to transfer the objects now and run the pre-checker on the IBM i at a later time.

      Note: See “Running the Compliance Monitor Pre-Checker on the IBM i” below for instructions on how to run the pre-checker on your selected IBM i system at a later time.

  4. The Product Load Progress panel for the Compliance Monitor Pre-Checker launches. When the processing is complete, you have two choices:

    • If this is the only test of Compliance Monitor that you're doing, click Finish.

    • If you want to run the pre-checker to test Compliance Monitor on other IBM i systems, click Restart. Then, return to step 2.

    Note: If the Product Load Progress panel ends with an overall Failed message, the product upload could not complete properly. To find the reason the upload failed, click View Logs and review your logs. You can also use Download at the top of the logs to save the information for future review.

Running the Compliance Monitor Pre-Checker on the IBM i

If you chose to only stage your objects during step 3b of the Compliance Monitor pre-checker process, do the following to run the pre-checker on the IBM i you identified above.

  1. On the IBM i, execute the following command to display the Work with Loads panel:


  2. Enter option 2, Run pre-checker, next to the Load Name for Compliance Monitor Pre-Checker and press Enter.

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Last Modified On: January 09, 2020