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Understanding PSADMIN

PSADMIN simplifies the process of configuring and administering all of the server processes and features that are available for PeopleSoft servers. For example, you use PSADMIN to configure application server domains, Process Scheduler servers, PIA domains, and search servers.

Note: PS_HOME is the directory where you install PeopleTools.

Accessing Network Drives in Microsoft Windows Server

This section applies only if all of the following are true:

  • You've upgraded to the current PeopleTools release, including the required Tuxedo version and rolling patch level, from PeopleTools 8.45 or older.

  • You plan to administer your application server domains on Microsoft Windows Server.

  • One or more PeopleSoft processes need to access a mapped network drive directly. Activities requiring this can include:

    • Using an instance of PSADMIN that was launched from the network drive.

    • Accessing a database on the network drive.

    • Outputting reports to a location on the network drive.

Note: This section applies only to Tuxedo-managed servers (application server, Process Scheduler server, and search servers). It does not apply to PIA domains.

Any PeopleSoft processes that reference mapped network drives by their drive letters in this environment must be able to find the drives, and must have appropriate permission to access them. In Windows Server, the operating system does not provide this access directly.

PeopleSoft uses Tuxedo's Oracle ProcMGR service and an associated environment variable, TM_TUXIPC_MAPDRIVER, to gain access to the network drives. You must configure these elements to provide the appropriate access before you start any PeopleSoft servers or other processes.

To configure access to mapped network drives:

  1. Determine which shared network directories your PeopleSoft system will need to access with a drive and directory path.

  2. In your Microsoft Windows system, make sure that the shared network directories are available, and grant the domain administrator privileges to access them.

  3. Access the Services utility in Windows Control Panel.

  4. Stop the Oracle ProcMGR service.

  5. In the Oracle ProcMGR service properties, ensure that the “log on as” account is the account with domain administrator privileges for the required shared directories.

  6. Define the TM_TUXIPC_MAPDRIVER environment variable to specify the drive mappings and paths of the required shared directories, with the following format:

    drive1:=\\machine_name1\dirpath1[;drive2:=\\machine_name2\dirpath2[...]]

    For example:

    U:=\\myMachine\e$;V:=\\myMachine\PSFT
  7. Start the Oracle ProcMGR service.

    The service uses the value of TM_TUXIPC_MAPDRIVER to create the necessary drive mappings, and uses its own log on settings to provide your PeopleSoft system with access to those locations.

Note: Every time your PeopleSoft system needs to access a new mapped network location, you must repeat this procedure, including the new drive mapping along with the others.