Host Integration Server 2009 Cumulative Update 7 (CU7) is available

The Host Integration Server Product Team has just released the seventh and final Cumulative Update (CU) for HIS 2009. The cumulative update model is used to package and release product fixes on a more consistent schedule. HIS 2009 CU7 includes all released fixes for HIS 2009, including all the fixes included in the six previous…

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Host Integration Server 2009 has entered Extended Support

For any of you running HIS 2009 in your environments, you should be aware that HIS 2009 has entered the Extended Support phase of its lifecycle as of July 8, 2014. When a product is in Extended Support, it means that Microsoft Support still provides support, but new hotfixes will no longer be created for…

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DB2 Provider version information

The following table contains various information about several versions of the DB2 Providers included with Host Integration Server (HIS) as well as the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 (DB2OLEDB) included in SQL Server Feature Packs. As a side note for those that might not be aware, the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 included…

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Description of Host Integration Server Security Groups

Host Integration Server uses two security groups to implement its security model.  The goal of the security model is to allow the runtime and administrators access to the appropriate HIS resources, but limited to only those resources.  This allows our runtime and administrators to operate as minimum privileged accounts (without the need to have local…

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Update Center for Host Integration Server and Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2

Based on feedback from both internal and external sources regarding questions about what the latest updates (fixes) are for both Host Integration Server and the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 (which is included SQL Server Feature Packs), I created a page that lists the current updates fro these products. I added the link to…

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Session Integrator Distributed Deployment

I ran across an error while doing some testing with Session Integrator in a distributed deployment scenario. By “distributed deployment”, I am referring to a deployment where you have a Session Integrator application running on a system that does not host the 3270 or LUA LUs that the application is using to communicate with the…

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Host Integration Server 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) is available

The Host Integration Server Product Team has just released the first Cumulative Update (CU) for HIS 2013. HIS 2013 CU1 includes fixes for HIS 2013 that were fixed after the release of HIS 2013, including some fixes that were previously released for HIS 2009 and HIS 2010. HIS 2013 CU1 also includes functional improvements for…

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Host Integration Server 2010 Cumulative Update 9 (CU9) is available

The Host Integration Server Product Team has just released the ninth Cumulative Update (CU) for HIS 2010. HIS 2010 CU9 includes fixes for HIS 2010 that were fixed after the release of HIS 2010, including all the fixes that are in the previous HIS 2010 cumulative updates. HIS 2010 CU9 includes 13 new fixes in…

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Host Integration Server 2013 SDK available for download

The HIS 2013 Software Development Kit (SDK) was not included with HIS 2013 as it has been with all prior releases of Host Integration Server. The HIS 2013 SDK has been packaged as a separate download package. This allows updates to the SDK to be made available before the next release of Host Integration Server….

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Host Integration Server 2009 Cumulative Update 6 (CU6) is available

The Host Integration Server Product Team has just released the sixth Cumulative Update (CU) for HIS 2009. The cumulative update model is used to package and release product fixes on a more consistent schedule. HIS 2009 CU6 includes all released fixes for HIS 2009, including all the fixes included in the five previous HIS 2009…

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