How To Guide

Manual Installation of Network Security 7 (v7.03 and earlier)

Last Updated:
September 8, 2016

Use this procedure when unable to use the installation wizard. (See Installing Network Security 7 for System Requirements and additional installation details.)

On Your PC

  1. Download the Software for the IBM i from our website and run the Network Security 7 installation wizard. These instructions apply to version 7.03 and earlier only. Contact Technical Support if you do not have access to the installation software.

    Note: During this step, the wizard extracts the save files needed for manual installation.

  2. Stop when you’re prompted to enter system information, but keep the install wizard open.

  3. Identify where the installation wizard has extracted the save files; typically at a file path like: C:\Users\userprofile\AppData\Local\Temp\PowerTech\PowerTech Product Maintenance Wizard

  4. Locate the file “PTNS7I.PT” in the Powertech Product Maintenance Wizard folder.

    The .PT file is simply a .zip file and can be opened with WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRar, etc.

    This file contains 2 SAVFs, a .jar file and a .props file. The .props file is used by the wizard and can be ignored during a manual installation.

  5. Copy the “PTNS7I.PT” file to your desktop.

  6. Rename the file from “PTNS7I.PT” to “PTNS7I.ZIP”.

  7. Extract the files and copy the NS7 SAVF to your desktop.


On Your IBM i System

  1. Log in to the System with QSECOFR, or another profile with similar authorities.

  2. Issue the following commands:

    CRTLIB PTSAVF (Note: If this library already exists, execute the command to clear the library: CLRLIB PTSAVF)


  3. FTP the SAVF (NS7.savf) to the library PTSAVF. (If FTP is not available, skip to step 4.)

    1. Open the PC Command Prompt Window.

    2. Change to the directory of the SAVFs from step 6 above.

    3. FTP the IBM i system.

    4. Logon

    5. CD PTSAVF

    6. BIN

    7. Put NS7.savf

    8. Quit

    9. Exit from the Command Prompt Window

  4. If you were able to FTP the savefiles continue with step 5. However, if FTP is restricted with your network, you can use iNavigator (iNav) to get the savefiles on your IBM i system.

    1. Create a directory on the IBM i system to move the savefiles to:




    2. Using iNav, drag/copy the savefiles NS7 from your PC to the '/POWERTECH/NS7/MANINST_FILES' directory.

    3. Use the CPY command to copy NS7 from the '/POWERTECH/NS7/MANINST_FILES' directory to the appropriate savefile. Note: The command is one line.


  5. Run the following commands:



  6. When Network Security installation is complete, proceed with licensing and activation.


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