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64-Bit Operating System and Access for Windows destop icon .AS4 files

Technote (troubleshooting)


This document describes a known issue with .AS4 workstation profiles under Windows 64-bit versions.

Resolving the problem

Clients who are accustomed to creating an Access for Windows .AS4 workstation profiles on the Windows desktop to start a connection (5250 Display Emulation or System i Navigator) to an IBM i OS System may notice this lack of function.

Customers who are accustomed to using a pre-configured .AS4 profile to choose which application to open will find that this option is also no longer available in the 64-bit Windows environment.

For example:

If a user right-clicks on the .as4 icon as shown:

.as4 icon

...the following menu would appear:

Pop-up menu

allowing the user to choose which application to open.

This option is not there on a Windows 64-bit OS as the code that supports this is 32-bit and won't run in this way on a 64-bit Windows OS.

This is working as designed, and no 64-bit fix is planned at this time.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i 7.1
Operating System IBM i 6.1

Historical Number


Document information

More support for: IBM i
Access for Windows

Software version: 5.4.0, 6.1, 6.1.0, 7.1, 7.1.0

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1012202

Modified date: 25 July 2013

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