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IMShared folder versus SDPShared folder

Technote (FAQ)


Why do you see an IMShared folder instead of SDPShared on some machines where IBM Rational products are installed?


If you installed the Installation Manager and Packaging Utility prior to installing any Software Delivery Platform (SDP) tool, then the Packaging Utility will default to a directory target for the shared content named IMShared.

All subsequent installs of products that use Installation Manager will use the existing directory for shared resources.

This is stated in the Installation Manager Help center here:

Installation Manager Help Center
Shared resources directory
The shared resources directory is the directory where installation artifacts are located that can be used by one or more package groups.

Important: You can only specify the shared resources directory the first time that you install a package. We suggest that you use your largest drive for this. You cannot change the directory location until you uninstall all packages.

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software

Software version: 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.5,

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1444138

Modified date: 15 September 2010

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