Installing iForms Server on Windows

System Requirements (Hardware):

  • Multicore processor recommended
    • 32-bit architecture is adequate for most typical usage
    • 64-bit architectures recommended for high throughput (~10,000 merges/hour and above, or single merges with > 1000 records/pages per merge) applications
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM, 4 GB recommended
  • 5 GB free disk space for temporary files
  • Network connectivity

System Requirements (Software):

  • Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2012
  • Java 6.0 (1.6) or Greater

Download the iForms Server installer and run the installer as a local Administrator. Follow the prompts during the installation process to complete the install.

Installing iForms Server on OS/400

System Requirements (Hardware):

Form merges are processor- and memory-intensive, and so the following rules of thumbs should be used to plan for resource allocation on active partions:

  • 1024 MB RAM available to job
  • Having multiple cores licensed and available to the job will dramatically improve performance
  • Job submitted to a job queue without restrictions on numbers of active threads [since iForms handles this internally]

System Requirements (Software):

  • OS/400 V5R4 or above
  • Java 6 (1.6)
  • QSH [typically loaded with OS/400 by default]

Download the iForms Server iSeries installer to a Windows desktop and run the installer as a local Administrator. Follow the prompts during the installation process to complete the install. You will require security officer credentials to complete the install (separate from the iSeries credentials that the iForms Server will run under).

Applying a License [iForms Server]

  1. From the Windows Start menu, navigate to Programs > RJS Software > iForms Server and select Admin.
  2. The iForms Server configuration page will launch in your default browser. Click the License tab, paste your license into the license-key field, and click the Apply New License button.

Applying a License [iForms Library]

  1. On an iSeries command line, run CALL QCMD for a longer command line.
  2. Copy the RJSIFORMS/PRDSEC command from the licensing email from RJS Software. See the sample licensing email below:
    --------------------------------------------------
    AS/400-iSeries-IBM i Access Codes

    S/N:1000000 M#:M4A LPAR:1 Exp:00/00/0000

    *INSTRUCTIONS* - Copy and paste the access code to a 5250 command line and press Enter to apply the code.
    CALL QCMD from the command line to show a multi-line command line.

    Product Name: IForms
    RJSIFORMS/PRDSEC DTAARA(RJSIFORMS) DTALIB(RJSIFORMS) SECURITY('1710A0E000003D0D200DE0D0810110A0110001901080100000')

    For assistance contact RJS Technical Support
    Email: [email protected]helpsystems.com
    Tel: (952)736-5800
    Fax: (952)736-5801
    --------------------------------------------------
  3. Paste the RJSIFORMS/PRDSEC command in the iSeries command line.
  4. Press Enter.

    IForms is now installed and licensed on the iSeries.

Verifying an Existing License

  1. On an iSeries command line, run the RJSIFORMS/PRDINFO command to view your OS/400 level and your iSeries series, model and LPAR numbers. They will display at the bottom of your screen, in the format: OS/400 Level: ___ Model: ___ Serial#: _______ LPAR: _.Copy these values into an email.
  2. On an iSeries command line, run DSPDTAARA RJSIFORMS/RJSIFORMS to display your current license. Copy the license value to your email, as well.
  3. Send the email to RJS Technical Support at [email protected]helpsystems.com, with the above information, your name, and the name of your company.

Requesting a Demo/Disaster Recovery/Temporary License

You can get temporary licenses, free of charge, for demo and disaster recovery purposes, or by arrangement.

  1. Get the serial, model and LPAR numbers for the system you want to license.
    1. If you've already installed RJSIFORMS, you can use the instructions at Verifying an Existing License, Step 1, above.
    2. On V5R3 or above, open the Electronic Service Agent menu (GO SERVICE) and take option 6 (Display service agent registration information). Your serial, model and LPAR information will display.

Transferring Licenses

Since RJSIFORMS is licensed per LPAR, moving the library to another LPAR, even on the same hardware, requires a modified license. If you need to keep the old LPAR in production while the new LPAR is tested, request a temporary license using the instructions above for the new LPAR. Once you have removed RJSIFORMS from the old LPAR, use these instructions to obtain a permanent license for your new LPAR.

  1. Getthe serial, model and LPAR numbers for the system you want to license.
    1. If you've already installed RJSIFORMS, you can use the instructions at Verifying an Existing License, Step 1, above.
    2. On V5R3 or above, open the Electronic Service Agent menu (GO SERVICE) and take option 6 (Display service agent registration information). Your serial, model and LPAR information will display.
  2. Copy the following template into a blank document:

    M DD, YYYY
    RJS Software Systems, Inc.
    PO Box 1408 Burnsville, MN 55337
    To Whom It May Concern:
    YOUR COMPANY NAME has recently removed all software provided by RJS Software Systems from the iSeries partition with Serial Number __________, Model Number ___and Partition Number _. This software will no longer be run on this iSeries. The software will be installed on the iSeries partition with Serial Number __________, Model Number ___and Partition Number _ and executed on this partition.
    Sincerely,
    (SIGNATURE)
    (YOUR NAME)
    (YOUR COMPANY NAME)
  3. Replace the underlined sections with the appropriate information.
  4. Print on company letterhead, and sign at the bottom.
  5. Email a PDF or TIFF copy to [email protected]helpsystems.com, or fax a copy to (952) 736-5801. You should receive a response by close of the soonest business day.
    Note: Change out requests will be rejected if they are:
    • Not signed
    • Not on company letterhead
    • Not in TIFF or PDF format (if emailed)
    • Missing/incomplete/incorrect serial/model/LPAR information

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Last Modified On: February 20, 2019