IBM ToolsCenter Bootable Media Creator (BoMC) does not complete on Microsoft Windows 7 - IBM Systems


RETAIN tip: H207955


IBM ToolsCenter Bootable Media Creator (BoMC) hangs when run without administrator privileges on Microsoft Windows 7.

BoMC displays 'Creation Progress' and the progress bar shows 'Connecting.'

Affected configurations

The system is configured with at least one of the following:

  • Bootable Media Creator, any version
  • Microsoft Windows 7, any model

This tip is not system specific.

This tip is not option specific. privilege

Note: This does not imply that the network operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software.

Please see the compatibility page for more information:


Run the BoMC executable file with administrator privileges.

From the Graphical User Interface (GUI), right-click the file and select Run as Administrator.

From the command line, use the 'runas' command. For example:

  runas.exe /user:administrator BoMC.exe

Additional information

BoMC requires administrator privileges to run successfully.

For additional information on BoMC, see the the IBM ToolsCenter BoMC Installation and User's Guide at the following URL:

Applicable countries and regions


Document id:  MIGR-5092833
Last modified:  2013-04-12
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