User privilege requirements for installing the product

You must have a user ID that meets the following requirements before you can install the product.

  • Your user ID must not contain double-byte characters.
  • Linux and UNIX systems: you must be root
  • Windows:
    • You must log in as the Administrator (or run as Administrator: right-click the program file or shortcut; then select Run as Administrator) to complete the following tasks:
      • Install or update IBM Installation Manager
      • Install or update a product offering
      • Install an Authorized-User license key for your product by using IBM Installation Manager
    • For other supported Windows versions, without User Account Control (UAC) you must have a user ID that belongs to the Administrators group.