The client version should be the same as the server version.
In case of Informatica Developer Tool Client for IDQ, you can have multiple client versions installed on the same machine.
You need to use the same developer client and Informatica server versions. Unfortunately it is not possible to connect to a 10.5 MRS with a 10.4.1 developer client.
Furthermore please observe that you cannot (without quite some additional effort) install more than one PowerCenter client version on one Windows machine. Meaning that you cannot install e.g. a 10.4.1 and a 10.5 PowerCenter client on the same Windows computer.
Technically - as of my understanding - it is possible, but this requires you to:
- "Switch" between versions (for example, it is not possible to run a 10.4.1 Designer and a 10.5 Workflow manager at the same time),
- set up some batch script to "switch" all affected registry entries from 10.4.1 to 10.5 or vice versa (if you don't separate registry entries cleanly, you're bound for severe trouble).
To be honest the only people I've ever heard of who have done that in the past (no idea whether they still work this way) are the support engineers at Informatica; but they were able to work with their R&D to set up things this way. I've never heard of any customer working this way successfully.
And to make it absolutely clear: you can NOT connect from PowerCenter clients version X to a PowerCenter server version Y (if X != Y).
(Granted, there's one small exception to that rule, but as far as I know this rule won't apply in your case. Informatica support to confirm/rectify.)
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While it is true that you cannot use a 10.5 client to connect to a 10.4.1 repository. There is no issue running multiple versions on the same machine.
I have not done anything unique other then install each software.
Please also see the last screen shot of having the designer tool open on 10.2.0 and the workflow manager on 10.4.1.
Please see below the versions I currently have installed on my machine.
Also here is the registry entries which are different.
this is indeed good news. In past times this was a problem, so it's really good to know that this is no longer an issue. Perfect!
Cheers and many thanks,