In this example I am applying a fixpack to WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit 8 (WMB8)

First we want to find out what version of WMBTK we are using?

The simple way is to just launch the Toolkit and check. You do this by navigating to Help | About WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit – Message Broker

You will see something like:

WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit – Message Broker


Build id:

Lets now got to IBM’s website to check for the latest Fixpack for iFix.

Click and Download

Here are the instructions:

Installation Instructions

  1. In the “Download Package” section of this document, click the HTTP link to download the interim fix. If you are using Internet Explorer with a medium-high security setting, you might have to click the HTTP link twice before you can download the file.

  1. . Extract the contents of the file file into a new local directory. 


  1. Close the WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit, and any Rational products that are running.
  2. Ensure that you have installed IBM Installation Manager Version 1.4.3 or later
  3. Launch IBM IM

Add the iFix repository to IBM IM

Once done return to the main workbench

Click Update

Click Next

Review and click Next

Next, Read and Accept License then Next again

Click Next again

Review the final summary information

Click Update

We are done, Next time you launch WMB Tool Kit and check the about again.

WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit – Message Broker


Build id:


You can also consult logs, but I personally find IBM has made this harder with IBM Installation Manages products

Check for the presence of the files \IBM\Installation Manager\installed.xml and \IBM\Installation Manager\installRegistry.xml in the working directory.

The default working directory is %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\IBM\MQSI where %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is the environment variable that defines the system working directory. The default directory depends on the operating system:

  • On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\IBM\MQSI
  • On Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\IBM\MQSI
    • Note: You will need to have show hidden-files set

The actual value might be different on your computer; use %ALLUSERSPROFILE% to ensure that you access the correct location.

installRegistry.xml >> Look for a stanza like the one bleow…Not clear in IBM docs how to do this, but a good start
<version value=’′ repoInfo=’Name=C:\downloads\wmb8_installs\WMBTK_ifix_002\MB8001_800102\repository.config,Type=Dir,Version=,Path=C:\downloads\wmb8_installs\WMBTK_ifix_002\MB8001_800102,Opened=true’>

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