Installing the IBM Engineering Workflow Management Eclipse client by using Installation Manager

When you install the IBM® Engineering Workflow Management Eclipse client by using IBM Installation Manager, you can use one of two methods: install from a web installer or install from an Installation Manager repository package.

About this task

The web-based installation includes a smaller download and connects to the Internet during the installation to get the repository files. If you need to install the server in an environment without Internet access, install by downloading and extracting an Installation Manager repository package to a local computer.

You can also install the Eclipse client from a DVD. The DVDs are available from IBM Passport Advantage when you purchase the product.


  1. Download either the web installer for your platform or the Installation Manager repository package.
  2. Extract the .zip file to a temporary directory.
  3. Install by using either the web installer or the Installation Manager repository package.
    • To install by using the web installer:
      1. Open a command prompt and change to the directory where you extracted the .zip file to, and enter launchpad. The launchpad opens.
        Note: If you want to install the product as a non-root user on UNIX systems or as a non-administrator on Windows systems, from the Select user mode for Installation Manager list, select Non-Administrator. When you select Non-Administrator, the software packages will be installed in the user's directory and the package group will be named My IBM Engineering Workflow Management Client.
      2. Click Install an IDE client, and then click IBM Engineering Workflow Management - Client for Eclipse 4.x.x IDE. Installation Manager opens.
      3. Follow the steps in Installation Manager to complete the installation. For installation tips, see the "Tips" section in this topic.
    • To install by using the Installation Manager repository package:
      1. Start Installation Manager.

        If you do not have a supported version of Installation Manager, you can obtain it from or download the web installer, which includes the latest version of Installation Manager.

      2. Click File > Preferences, and then select Add Repository.
      3. To specify the repository location, browse to the directory where you downloaded the .zip file and open the repository.config file.
      4. Click OK, and then click Install to start the installation process.
      5. Follow the instructions in Installation Manager to complete the installation. For installation tips, see the "Tips" section in this topic.
      Tips: As you follow the steps in Installation Manager, be aware of this information:
      • If this is your first time installing by using Installation Manager, after you accept the license agreement, you are prompted to create a shared resource directory. You create this directory only once; it is shared by all of the products that you subsequently install by using Installation Manager.
      • For Windows operating systemTo run the application without administrative privileges on a Windows 10 operating system, you must install the application package into a directory that is not virtualized. The Program Files directory on Windows 10 is virtualized. When you install by using Installation Manager, the default installation directory is C:\Program Files\IBM\JazzTeamServer. To run an application with administrative privileges after it is installed, right-click the package and click Run as administrator.
      • If you want to install the client into an existing Eclipse workbench, select the Extend an existing Eclipse check box and provide the location of the Eclipse IDE. When you extend Eclipse, the package functions are available in your Eclipse IDE, but the package files are installed in their own directory.
      • For information about the Sametime Integration Update Site, see Connecting to local Sametime applications.
      • On the Help System page, select one of these options to access the help:
        • Access help from the Web (default): Select this option to dynamically retrieve the latest product documentation from the web.
        • Download the help and access the content locally: Only limited help content is included during installation. When you first start the product, if you have an Internet connection, the complete online help is downloaded and installed. On subsequent startups, available updates to the help are downloaded and installed.
        • Access help from a server on your intranet: Select this option to connect to a help system that is set up on your intranet system. You will need the host, port number, and the path to the help system.

What to do next

Start the client and connect to the server. For instructions, see Connecting the IBM Engineering Workflow Management Eclipse client to the server.

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