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Infor Lawson UNIX Utilities (ILUU) Installation Update

January 25, 2015

By Armando Aspiras

Just a quick blog post to remind customers who are installing Infor Lawson System Foundation on Microsoft Windows that there are some important steps to remember regarding UNIX command utilities. The Infor Lawson UNIX Utilities is designed as a replacement for MKS Toolkit. The Infor Lawson UNIX Utilities is a set of utilities that allow Infor Lawson System Foundation and related applications to run some UNIX commands on the Microsoft Windows Server operating system platform.

There are two setup options to choose when installing Infor Lawson UNIX utilities:

  1. ILUU + SUA (works with Windows 2008 SP2 (64-bit), Windows 2008 R2(64-bit))

Run perl PathToLUU

  1. ILUU + CYGWIN (works with Windows 2008 SP2 (64-bit), Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), WINDOWS Server 2012 Standard, WINDOWS Server 2012 R2 Standard)

Run perl -c  PathToILUU

PathToILUU is the directory where you want to install ILUU

NOTE:   Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) is deprecated beginning with the following releases. (WINDOWS Server 2012 Standard, WINDOWS Server 2012 R2 Standard).

This means that the ILUU + SUA option is for Windows Server 2008 operating system only.


The following are some reminders before ILUU installation takes place:

1. Uninstall MKS Toolkit if any prior to ILUU installation.

2. Install Microsoft SUA (for ILUU-SUA setup)

3. Install Cygwin (for ILUU-Cygwin setup)

4. Uninstall the existing version of Infor Lawson UNIX Utilities if any.

5. Infor Lawson System Foundation on Windows Server 2012 must use the ILUU-Cygwin setup

6. Migrating from ILUU-SUA Setup to ILUU-Cygwin Setup only applies with Windows Server 2008 operating system only.


You must install ILUU either using Microsoft SUA or Cygwin before you install Infor Lawson Core Technology.

Follow the ILUU install guide to install Infor Lawson UNIX Utilities.  It can be found on Infor Xtreme along with all the other latest installation information.



4 responses to “Infor Lawson UNIX Utilities (ILUU) Installation Update”

  1. Diana Middleton says:

    It seems with LUU/ILUU we are unable to do *tar/or this specific command to look for errors after a ctp. ls %LAWDIR%/pl/*src/*.err
    From a LID command PROMPT (windows 2008r2)
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you

  2. RJ says:

    Will the LUU installer for WIN2008 be compatible with Windows 2012?

  3. Raymund Curato says:

    Yes, LUU installer for Windows 2008 64 bit is compatible with Windows 2012.

  4. Raymund Curato says:

    As an alternative to “ls %LAWDIR%\\*src\*err” please try “dir %LAWDIR%\apps1005\*.err /s” from the command prompt.

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