PC JIMS software requirements

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Note: The performance of PC JIMS, PC JIMS IMAGING and other Goodin Associates PC programs depends on many factors, and is somewhat subjective. The hardware and system configurations described below may not ensure performance speeds which meet any given person's expectations. For this reason, we ask all clients considering purchase of our PC software to judge for themselves before making a decision about purchasing the software or other hardware.

  1. PC JIMS software is designed to run on the Windows/PC platform. While older versions of Windows (e.g. 2000, Vista, XP) will work, Windows 7 or higher is recommended. At least 4GB memory and a Pentium 4 processor (3 GHz) are recommended. While the software will run perfectly well on a 14" laptop, larger monitors (24" or larger) are recommended for desktops. 
  2. While a Mac configured for dual boot can run PC JIMS in Windows mode, this is not supported. For the die-hard Mac user, we recommend 16GB memory on such systems.
  3. Display resolution must be set to a minimum 1024 x 768.
  4. A PDF Reader is required.
  5. iSeries400 OS software must be at a level determined to work with PCJIMS.  See the OS column in the chart below.
    a. To check your OS level, get to a JIMS green screen command prompt.
    b. Type GO LICPGM and enter.
    c. Type 10 at the command line, and enter.
    d. Scroll to look for a Licensed Program with *COMPATIBLE in the Installed Status column and CLIENT ACCESS/400 EXPRESS FOR WINDOWS in the Description column.
    e. If you don't have it, your iSeries400 is running at a non-compatible OS level and you will need to update your iSeries400 system. Call Goodin Associates
  6. PCs must be running iSeries client software at a level and service pack approved for your IBM OS level, and approved for use with PCJIMS.  See the chart below.
    a.  Having noted your OS level in the previous step, see the chart to determine which level of client software will work.
    b.  Provide your IT staff a copy of this info to ensure they do not use a non-confirmed version.
    c.  Call Goodin Associates hardware support if you are not sure.
    d.  Use of unapproved versions of IBM software may result in errors.
    e. Having noted your OS level in the previous step, see the chart (below) to determine which level of client software will work.
    f.  To check which version/release and service pack your PC is using, navigate to something like,...
                                   Start/Programs/IBM iSeries Access Express/i-Series Access Properties (...this varies between software releases)
    g.  Note your version, release and service level numbers. If you're not at a confirmed version/release or service level, contact Goodin Associates hardware support.
    h.  Installing a different version/release level will require first uninstalling the existing version, and a reboot of the PC/laptop.
  7. Windows 7 and up:  If installing V6R1 (whether 32-bit or 64-bit), you must install the Microsoft vcredist patch(es).  Use the most recent versions, available on our temp page. 
                                   32-bit systems need to install vcredist x86.exe
                                   64-bit systems need to install vcredist x86.exe and vcredist x64.exe
  8. Your iSeries400 User ID must be configured as follows, depending on whether you sign into Courts or Probation:
                                   Courts users: Current Library = GALCRT, Initial Menu = MNUMNU, (Initial) Library = GALCRT
                                   Probation users: Current Library = GALPRB, Initial Menu = MNUONE, (Initial) Library = GALPRB
  9. Assign printers to your User ID
                                   Courts users in PC JIMS Courts
                                   Probation users in PC JIMS Probation
                                   Jury users in PC JIMS Jury
  10. Aside from their Probation security table setup, Probation users need to be setup in the Courts security table with 02 Access Juvenile cases set to Yes.
  11. DDM must be set to start when TCP/IP is started. Once this system setting has been set through 1 PC, it will be set for all.
    a.   Go to iSeries Navigator
    b.  Click '+' beside your iSeries400 IP address UNDER "My Connections"
    c.  Click '+' beside Network
    d.  Click '+' beside Servers
    e.  Double-click TCP/IP
    f.  Right-click on DDM
    g.  Go to Properties
    h.  Check "Start when TCP/IP is started," and click OK
  12. Your iSeries400 TCP/IP FTP setting must be set to autostartOnce this system setting has been set through 1 PC, it will be set for all.
    a.  At a command line, type CFGTCP and Enter
    b.  Take Opt. 20
    c.  Take Opt. 10
    d.  If needed, change "Autostart servers" to *YES and Enter
  13. Use switches rather than hubs. -- Your network configuration may affect the speeds you experience when using PC JIMS. For this reason, we recommend using switches rather than hubs. Hubs broadcast network traffic in every direction rather than targeting a specific IP address. The nature of such a setup can thereby create enough combined traffic to impact performance of GAL PC software.
  14. Provide Goodin Associates, Ltd. remote access to computers on which you intend to run PC JIMS. We recommend the VNC built into PC JIMS.  Contact your Network Administrator to allow VNC connections.  Call Jeff or Kurt at Goodin Associates for assistance.
  15. RECOMMENDED: Check this page for the latest updates to PC/JIMS software requirements.
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