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To download a copy of iFileAudit for a FREE TRIAL, select the software download link below. This will transfer an iso CD image file to your PC. You should also download the user's manual. Once you have downloaded the software and manual, follow the instructions shown below.

We recommend that you print this page to have a hardcopy checklist for the installation process.


File Downloads:

CLICK HERE for iFileAudit software download.

After downloading the software, download the user's guide. It is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have the Acrobat Reader, click on the icon below to get your free copy from Adobe:

iFileAudit User's Guide - Release 6.
iFileAudit Browser Interface - Release 6.
iFileAudit HTTP Configuration Files.

Previous release documentation is available here:

iFileAudit User's Guide - Release 5.
iFileAudit Browser Interface - Release 5.


To get your free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, CLICK HERE

Internet Install Instructions

Note: If you prefer installing the software from a hard CD, most CD burner software will allow you to burn a CD from the downloaded ISO CD image file. If you want to take this route, refer to the install instructions in the user's guide.

To install iFileAudit on your system from the iFileAudit_CD_Image_609.iso file you received via E-mail or Website Download, please follow these exact instructions. Please note that these instructions can be used whether you are installing iFileAudit for the very first time or if you are upgrading an existing iFileAudit installation.


Considerations when upgrading:

Before you start your upgrade we recommend that you review the amount of history currently on file for your iFileAudit registered files. The upgrade installation may take a very long time if you have a lot of files registered and if there is a lot of history on file for some or all of the files. If you have files with a lot of history, consider purging those files before you start the upgrade. Also, if you have archived history when purging, you should remove the archive file members to backup tape before you start the upgrade as they will also need to be copied during the upgrade. The archive file is named FAANZARC in the library named FILAUD. DO NOT REMOVE the archive file, just the members.

Special consideration #1: If you are upgrading to Release 3 or higher of iFileAudit and your current installed version is release level 2.27 or earlier, this special consideration applies to you. Starting with Release 3, iFileAudit software authorization codes are tied to the combination of serial number and partition number. If you have a single partition license and you are running your system in partition number 1, then there will be no affect from this change. However, if you are have an LPAR license for iFileAudit and you have the software installed in multiple partitions, contact Kisco Information Systems before you start the upgrade process to obtain new authorization codes for all partitions. This also applies to customers who have a single partition license, but have iFileAudit installed in a partition other than partition 1.

Special consideration #2: If you are upgrading to Release 6.04 or higher of iFileAudit and your current installed version is release level 6.03 or earlier, this special consideration applies to you. Starting with Release 6.03, the way security is enforced for iFileAudit has been changed. Prior to this change, any user with *SECOFR authority on their user profile could use iFileAudit. Users without *SECOFR could be added as Admin users in the End User Table (option #8 on the INSTALL menu) and non-Admin users could also be entered there. Non-Admin users are granted access to read audit information but not to make any changes to iFileAudit.

With this change, Admin users other than QSECOFR must be enrolled as product admins in the End User Table before they can make changes to iFileAudit settings and registrations. This change was made in to strengthen the security of the audit information being captured by iFileAudit.

After installing this upgrade, you should check option #8 on the INSTALL menu to make sure that all user profiles that work with the software are properly listed. To use option #8, you must have Admin permission or use the QSECOFR user profile.

Special consideration #3: If you are upgrading to Release 6.05 or higher of iFileAudit and your current installed version is release level 6.04 or earlier, this special consideration applies to you. Starting with Release 6.05, iFileAudit captures decimal point placement for all zoned and packed decimal fields. Following your upgrade and before you run any new file analysis processes, you MUST run a file conversion for the current information stored in iFileAudit. Instructions for this conversion are included in the "Additional Documentation Topics" that prints during upgrade processing.


If you are using the Automatic Analysis feature in iFileAudit, make sure that you stop it (option #17 on the MASTER menu) before you start your upgrade. Use the WRKACTJOB command to verify that the IFILEAUDIT subsystem is not active.


  1. Sign on to your System i from a PC that is configured for iSeries Access. You must sign on using the special IBM-supplied user profile QSECOFR or any user profile that is set up with type *SECOFR. Make sure that your session is the only one that is signed on under the user profile being used during this process.

    Note: If you install using a user profile other than QSECOFR, your user profile will automatically be enrolled as an administrative user for iFileAudit. If you do not want administrative rights to the software, you can remove this registration once the software has been installed.

  2. Check the following system values. They should be set as indicated here. If they are not, note the current settings then change them to these settings:

    QALWOBJRST - *ALL
    QVFYOBJRST - value 3 or lower
    QFRCCVNRST - value 0

    Note: If you have to change any of these system values, make note of the original setting and make sure that you set them back to the original setting immediately following this installation process.

  3. If you are upgrading an existing iFileAudit installation, make sure that you end all iFileAudit processes, especially the Automatic Analysis. Also, make sure that no iFileAudit menus are active with any display sessions.

  4. Run the following command to create an IFS folder to hold the CD image file:

    MKDIR DIR(kiscocd)

  5. Run the following command to create a virtual optical device:

    CRTDEVOPT DEVD(OPTVKISCO) RSRCNAME(*VRT) TYPE(632B)

  6. Run the following command to create an image catalog:

    CRTIMGCLG IMGCLG(KISCOCAT) DIR(kiscocd)

  7. From your PC, create a folder on your desktop named TEMP and move the iFileAudit_CD_Image_609.iso file into it.

  8. From your desktop, click on the iSeries Navigator. When it opens, all operations here will take place on the right side of the display box. Click on the following sequence of items displayed:
    • Your System i location
    • File Systems (Note: if this does not appear, you will have to install additional iSeries Access functions on your PC to complete this procedure.)
    • Integrated File System
    • root
    • kiscocd
    Now drag and drop the file from the TEMP folder on your PC desktop into the right-hand box of the iSeries Navigator display. This will transfer these files into the folder.

  9. Now go back to the command line and run the following command to load the file into the image catalog:

    ADDIMGCLGE IMGCLG(KISCOCAT)
    FROMFILE('/kiscocd/iFileAudit_CD_Image_609.iso')

    Note: If you have installed other Kisco software or previous versions of iFileAudit, you will need to make sure that the current iFileAudit CD Image is the only one now active on your system. Use the WRKIMGCLG command and check the Image Catalog named KISCOCAT to make sure there is only one entry posted.

  10. From the command line, run the following command to load the image catalog entry:

    LODIMGCLGE IMGCLG(KISCOCAT)

  11. From the command line, run the following command to ready the virtual optical device:

    VRYCFG CFGOBJ(OPTVKISCO) CFGTYPE(*DEV) STATUS(*ON)

  12. From the command line, run the following command to load the image catalog:

    LODIMGCLG IMGCLG(KISCOCAT) DEV(OPTVKISCO)

  13. From the command line, run the install process with the following command:

    LODRUN DEV(OPTVKISCO)

    This will install the software on your system for your thirty day trial period. If you are doing an upgrade install on a system where iFileAudit is already installed, the upgrade process will halt after loading the new software to ask you if you want to do the file version updates interactively or in batch. If you are tracking a lot of files or you have a lot of history transactions on file, you may want to do the file updates in batch. Answer the prompt with a B if you want to run in batch or I if you want to run interactively now.

  14. If you have just installed iFileAudit as an upgrade, go to the INSTALL menu in library FILAUD and run option #3. Check the installation status shown at the center of the screen to make sure that it still shows that the software is permanently installed. If you see any other status, contact Kisco Information Systems as the software will not function correctly until this is corrected.

  15. If you have just installed iFileAudit as an upgrade and you have already configured and used the web-enabled browser access capabilities, you must now run the following command from the command line before you can continue to use the browser interface:
    CALL PGM(FILAUD/WWWINSTAL)
During the install processing, a document called "Additional Documentation Topics" will print. This includes the latest system changes and documentation since the last time the user manual was updated.

When you have completed your evaluation of iFileAudit, you may purchase a permanent installation copy by contacting us and arranging payment.

If you have just completed installing an upgrade of your already active license for iFileAudit, please contact Kisco and advise them that you have updated to a new release level. Let us know the specific version that you have just installed so we can keep our records current about your installation.

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