I set up IDS 9.40 on windows NT without any problem.
But when I try to connect to the database server with DB-ACCESS
I got the message = -908 attempt to connect to the database server failed ...
I only knows IDS on UNIX.
Do you have set INFORMIXSERVER environment variable, cause you can have multiple instances per machine.
And at first installation you have to initialize you db , with oninit -i .