Installing the Ricoh ProcessDirector version of DB2

Use the Ricoh ProcessDirector version of DB2 if you have no other applications that require DB2. Only Ricoh ProcessDirector can use this version.

The Ricoh ProcessDirector version of DB2 is installed automatically when you install the Ricoh ProcessDirector base product on a computer where no other version of DB2 is installed. If another compatible version of DB2 is installed, you can choose whether to install and use the Ricoh ProcessDirector version of DB2 or to use the other version of DB2.

To work together, DB2 and Ricoh ProcessDirector require several system users and groups. You should never log in as these users, but you might need to recognize them for recordkeeping and security.

Choose one of these three ways to create and specify which users and groups the applications should use:

  • Before you start the installation program, create the users and groups. Then, during the installation process, enter the names of the users and groups that you created. Ricoh ProcessDirector finds and uses them.

    See Creating system groups and users for information about required users and groups.

  • During the installation process, enter different names for the users and groups and let Ricoh ProcessDirector create them.
  • During the installation process, let Ricoh ProcessDirector create the users and groups using the default values.

    The default users and groups are:

    DB2 instance user
    DB2 instance group
    DB2 fenced user
    DB2 fenced group

  • f you set up passwords with expiration rules for these user IDs, you must administer those IDs as needed. If you do not change the passwords as needed and they expire, Ricoh ProcessDirector stops working.

When you install Ricoh ProcessDirector, the installation program creates a DB2 instance and user ID using the value you enter for the DB2 instance user. There must be no other DB2 instance or user ID with this name on the Ricoh ProcessDirector system, even in a different version of DB2.