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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Using Oracle WebCenter Content: Desktop
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B Advanced Client Configuration

This section covers these topics:

Important:

This section deals with advanced configuration on your computer. Make sure that you consult with your system administrator to verify you are allowed to perform the tasks in this section.

Note:

For administrative Desktop tasks, see Managing Oracle WebCenter Content.

B.1 Setting Windows Explorer Integration Options

Desktop offers a number of advanced configuration options that enable you to fine-tune the way it works with Windows Explorer on your computer. To see the advanced options dialog, do the following:

The context menu now includes an option called Properties.... Choose this option to open the Windows Explorer Integration Properties dialog (Figure B-1).

Figure B-1 Windows Explorer Integration Properties Dialog

Description of Figure B-1 follows
Description of "Figure B-1 Windows Explorer Integration Properties Dialog"

Important:

Modify these settings only if you know what you are doing or if specifically instructed to do so, for example by an Oracle support engineer. Changing these settings may break your Desktop client installation!

Note:

Your system administrator may have set up your computer to prevent you from making any changes to the configuration settings in this dialog. If that is the case, you can change a setting, but the changes will not "stick" after you click OK.

Element Description

Windows Explorer Integration logging

Select this check box if you want errors that occur during software execution to be written to a log file. This may be useful for troubleshooting and diagnostic purposes. The log file is called WebDAVClient.log, and it is located in the Windows temp directory (as defined by the %TEMP% system variable).

Maximum log file size (MB)

Specify the maximum file size that the Windows Explorer integration log file is allowed to have (in megabytes). Once the log file exceeds this size limit, it is deleted and a new log file is started.

Application Integration logging

Select this check box if you want normal Desktop operations, such as program calls and the like, to be written to a log file. This can be useful for troubleshooting and diagnostic purposes. The log file is called DIS_Log.log, and it is located in the Windows temp directory (as defined by the %TEMP% system variable). There is no size limit to this log file other than any dictated by the file system.

IdcClient.ocx logging

Select this check box if you want the IdcClient operations to be written to a log file. This can be useful for troubleshooting and diagnostic purposes. The IdcClient handles communications with content servers. The log file is called IdcClient.log, and it is located in the Windows temp directory (as defined by the %TEMP% system variable). There is no size limit to this log file other than any dictated by the file system.

View Log...

Click any of these buttons to view their associated log file.

Open files with URLs in native characters instead of %XX UTF8 format

Select this check box if you want URLs to be encoded in the operating system's native encoding (for example, Big-5) rather than Unicode.

Use %XX format

Select this check box to encode all URL bytes in the %XX escaped format, except for the following characters: a-z A-Z 0-9 ! # $ & ' ( ) + - . ; = _.

Use WebDAV URL when opening files with the following extensions

Select this check box if you want files with the specified file extensions to be opened via WebDAV rather than downloading them and then opening them from the offline cache. In other words, the WebDAV URL is provided to the application, so that it acts as a WebDAV client. Use commas to separate the file extensions.

Make 'Open' the default file action, not 'View'

Select this check box if you want a content file on a server to be opened rather than viewed when you select it in the integration hierarchy in Windows Explorer and press Enter or double-click it. Please note that local copies of managed documents always open in full edit mode regardless of this setting.

For a comparison of the 'view' and 'open' actions, see Section 9.6, "Content Management Actions on Files."

Hide the Close Document check-in dialog

Select this check box if you do not want to see the special close dialog for managed documents in Microsoft Office applications (see Section 4.4, "Close Dialog"). Instead, managed documents are saved in much the same way as unmanaged Office documents ("Do you want to save the changes?").

Remove Passwords

Click this button to remove the cached passwords for all content server connections on your computer. This forces a login prompt the next time you connect to a server, which may be useful if the incorrect login credentials were inadvertently cached for a content server.

Launch document URLs with DDE

Select this check box to attempt to open URLs using a DDE transaction instead of a ShellExecute API call. The connection and transaction are timeout values (in milliseconds) that help to ascertain if the DDE conversation has succeeded.

Launch document URLs with associated executables

Select this check box to issue a call to ShellExecute using the document's associated executable as the exe and the URL as the document argument. (This is done for URLs.)

Launch local documents with associated executables

Select this check box to issue a call to ShellExecute using the document's associated executable as the exe and the file path as the document argument. (This is done for files on the file system; that is, those that are checked out and cached locally on the disk.)

Unquote secondary launch API

Select this check box to call ShellExecute without the document path surrounded by quotes.

OK

Click this button to close this dialog and submit any changes you made.

Cancel

Click this button to close this dialog and cancel any changes you made.


B.2 Changing the Location of the Local File Cache

Desktop uses temporary storage cache on the file system of client computers. For more information, see Section 9.5, "Local Caching of Content Files." By default, this storage cache is located in the following directory:

However, this may not comply with your organization's standards for where data should be stored on client computers. To accommodate for this, you can use the following Windows Registry keys to modify the location of the temporary storage cache on a client computer (the paths below are examples):

Important:

Check with your system administrator whether you are allowed to make changes to the Windows registry. Also, changing the registry, if done incorrectly, may affect the stability of your computer. Do not edit the Windows registry unless you are confident about doing so.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Oracle\Universal Content Management\Desktop Integration Suite\WebDAV]
"Syndication Dir"="H:\\Application Data\\SyndicationCache"

Please note the following:

B.3 Disabling Overriding the Default Content Profile Selection

If you are prompted to provide metadata when dragging and dropping or copying and pasting a new file into a folder that has a default content profile assigned to it, you can normally change that profile in the content check-in dialog (see Section A.14, "Check In Content Dialog (Metadata Prompt)").

You can use the following Windows Registry key to disable the ability to override the default content profile selection:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Oracle\Universal Content Management\Desktop Integration Suite]
"Metadata Prompts Allow Any Profile"=dword:00000000

Important:

Check with your system administrator whether you are allowed to make changes to the Windows registry. Also, changing the registry, if done incorrectly, may affect the stability of your computer. Do not edit the Windows registry unless you are confident about doing so.

Please note the following: