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Any tool that needs to connect to the Connection 2.1(1) or
later database needs the IBM Informix drivers installed
to be able to connect. Each tool that needs it will link to
this page and their respective setups will check to see if
these drivers are installed first before proceeding. It's
only necessary to install this once on each Windows box you
intend to use to run remote Unity Connection tools.
NOTE: Most older tools use the ODBC driver however some of the new .NET tools coming out require the .NET driver. It's best to install ODBC, .NET and the GLS components from the client install below. The rest is not necessary, although no harm comes from installing everything.
NOTE: If you install the driver via VPN you might have to reboot the system before it's available for use. It's best to install at the local console if you can.
NOTE: IBM finally updated their install package in recent builds so installing this 32 bit version onto 64 bit operating systems should require only that you run the installer executable found in the zip as administrator - I leave the instructions below "just in case" folks have trouble. I've tested the 4.10 TC6 install on 64 bit versions of Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 with no issue.
If you are installing the 32 bit version onto a 64 bit OS you might need to prepend the SysWOW64 path temporarily to your %PATH% variable or the install may bark at you. To do this open a comand prompt - be sure to run "as administrator", go to the folder where the Informix SDK install is at and type:
and then launch the setup from the command line and it should go through. The same technique will work for Windows 8 installs, however you have to run the setup in Windows 7 compatibility mode because the Install Anywhere package IBM uses does not work with Windows 8. Here is a short training video showing me setting up the drivers on Windows 8 (5 minute Flash video).