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Installation Instructions

These instructions are for new installs of Spool-Explorer only. Please log in to myBCDsoftware.com to access the software User Guide for more upgrade instructions and additional product information.

Step 2: End the EXODUS subsystem (if it is running).

Spool-Explorer uses the communications middleware component called EXODUS to transfer data between the IBM i and PCs.

The EXODUS subsystem is used by WebSmart 8.9, Catapult 7.63, Presto 2.0 and all of their prior releases. Newer versions make use of the EXODUS55 subsystem.

You do not have to make any modifications to the EXODUS55 subsystem if it is present. Spool-Explorer only uses EXODUS. More information on the difference can be found in this KB article.

? To verify whether you are ready to install Spool-Explorer, sign on to an IBM i session as QSECOFR and run the WRKACTJOB command. Check to see if any EXODUS jobs and the EXODUS subsystem is active:

If the subsystem is not active and there are no active EXODUS jobs, you can proceed directly to Step 3. Note that EXODUS jobs may be located under the QCMN subsystem rather than the EXODUS subsystem. See KB#1927 for more information.

If the EXODUS subsystem is active, then someone at your site may be working with an application that uses EXODUS for communications. To see a list of these jobs, run the command WRKOBJLCK XL_EXODUS *LIB. You can then contact the users associated with these jobs to request that they end their connections, or if you know what the jobs are, you can end them yourself. If there are EXODUS jobs under the QCMN subsystem, be sure that those have been stopped as well.

After ending all EXODUS jobs, run the following command to end the EXODUS subsystem: ENDSBS SBS(EXODUS) OPTION(*IMMED). Then continue with the next step.