Installing PC-client products

Before starting the installation process for PC-client products, be sure that you have at least an extra 2.4MB of disk space, a \temp directory and TEMP environment variable.

The installation program uses the extra space and directory to write files temporarily during the installation. The installation program frees this space after installation is complete.

Special instructions for Windows 98 platforms:

Environment Space is an area of memory set aside for each process in which environment variables can be defined. By default, there is a fixed amount of memory set aside to hold environment variables. This space contains the name of the variable (for example, TEMP) and its value (for example, C:\Windows\temp). Windows 98 by default provides for 256 bytes of environment space. Each environment variable defined takes up a specific amount of space depending upon the number of characters in the name and value. If you define an environment variable and there is not enough space to hold the variable and its definition, Windows will return an error indicating that you are “out of environment space.”

If you are installing PC-client products on the Windows 98 platform, follow these steps to increase your environment space.

WARNING! The libtcl.cfg file, located in %SYBASE%\ini, will be overwritten during the installation process.

To install client products on Windows 98 and Windows NT:

  1. Verify that your computer has sufficient RAM for each product. See Chapter 2, “Installation Requirements.”

  2. If you are unloading components on Windows NT, log in using an account with Windows NT administrator privileges.

  3. Close any open applications or utilities to free memory and system resources.

  4. Insert the PC-client CD in to the drive. The Studio Installer should start automatically.

    Alternatively, you can start the Studio Installer from the Windows Start menu, select Start | Run, and enter:


    where X is your CD-ROM drive.

  5. Click OK.

  6. When the Studio Installer starts, it prompts you for an installation directory. Click Next.

  7. Select the type of installation to be performed.

  8. Click Next.

    The Summary screen displays every component to be installed by the Studio Installer, the required disk space, and the available disk space.

    If the target directory does not have enough free space, the available space appears in red. Clicking Next without sufficient hard disk space results in an error and stops the installation.

  9. Click Next.

    NoteOptionally, you can select Save on the Summary screen to save all the installation information into a cmdfile to proceed with the installation in a noninteractive, silent install. See Appendix A, “Alternative Installation Methods.”

  10. If the target directory does not exist, Studio Installer prompts: “OK to create directory?” Click Yes.

    The Studio Installer installs the components and displays a progress indicator.

    WARNING! If you are prompted to overwrite any DLLs, select Yes only if the version of the new DLLs is later (the version number is larger) than the one it is attempting to overwrite.

    The Studio Installer generates an error message and stops the installation if you do not select any components for installation.

    Click Back to select components, or Cancel to cancel the installation procedure.

  11. When prompted to restart the computer, leave the CD in the CD-ROM drive and select Yes. Restarting the PC updates the environment variables and registry keys.

    NoteIf you are installing client products on the Windows 98 platform, you must manually restart the computer before proceeding with the configuration of client products. The Studio Installer does not automatically restart the Windows 98 operating system.

To configure client network connections to Adaptive Server, see Configuring Adaptive Server Enterprise for your platform.

NoteIf you installed jConnect 4.5 or 5.5 from the PC-client CD, see “Installing Stored Procedures for jConnect” in Chapter 5, “Post-Installation Tasks.”