64-Bit Operating System and Access for Windows destop icon .AS4 files
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.
If a user right-clicks on the .as4 icon as shown:
...the following menu would appear:
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.
|Operating System||IBM i 7.1|
|Operating System||IBM i 6.1|
More support for:
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