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Starting PeopleSoft Configuration Manager

This section discusses:

Launching Configuration Manager

You can start PeopleSoft Configuration Manager by one of two methods:

  • Double-click the Configuration Manager shortcut in your PeopleSoft program group.

  • At a command prompt, enter:

    PS_HOME\bin\client\winx86\pscfg.exe

Important! Due to changes in the registry structure beginning with PeopleTools 8.50, if you intend to run PeopleTools 8.50 and later versions of Configuration Manager and previous versions of Configuration Manager (PeopleTools 8.49, 8.48, and so on), on the same development workstation, pre-PeopleTools 8.50 values stored in the registry will be deleted.

Important! Certain PeopleSoft utilities require setting an environment variable, PS_SERVER_CFG, to run properly. However, PeopleSoft Configuration Manager isn't compatible with PS_SERVER_CFG being set. Before you start Configuration Manager, you must ensure that PS_SERVER_CFG is not set. You can make this convenient by using a DOS batch file to unset PS_SERVER_CFG, launch Configuration Manager, then after Configuration Manager exits, reset PS_SERVER_CFG to its previous value.

Managing PeopleTools 8.4x and PeopleTools 8.5x Configuration Manager Settings

PeopleTools 8.4x and PeopleTools 8.5x releases manage registry settings differently. This is due, in part, so that PeopleTools complies with security policies introduced with Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows 7.

PeopleTools 8.4x Configuration Manager uses both HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to store various settings. PeopleTools 8.5x Configuration Manager stores all settings under HKEY_CURRENT_USER. For example, in PeopleTools 8.4x, profile settings are stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, whereas, in PeopleTools 8.5x profile settings are stored in HKEY_CURENT_USER.

Due to these changes in the registry structure, the first run of the PeopleTools 8.5x Configuration Manager will delete any PeopleTools 8.4x configuration settings stored in the registry in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive. PeopleTools 8.4x and PeopleTools 8.5x registry settings can coexist, but the PeopleTools 8.4x settings must be preserved prior to the first run of the PeopleTools 8.5x Configuration Manager so that they can be restored afterwards.

To preserve PeopleTools 8.4x registry settings:

  1. Use the Registry Editor to export and save the contents of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PeopleSoft\PeopleTools\Release8.40.

  2. Run PeopleTools 8.5x Configuration Manager, and modify settings as needed.

  3. Import the .reg file containing the PeopleTools 8.4x exported registry contents.

    After completing these steps, PeopleTools 8.4x and PeopleTools 8.5x will then use the same registry values with the exception of the Profiles registry settings. PeopleTools 8.4x versions will use the Profiles settings under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. PeopleTools 8.5x versions will use the Profiles settings under HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

Note: If the PeopleTools 8.4x settings are not saved or they are deleted when the PeopleTools 8.5x Configuration Manager runs, you can recreate the PeopleTools 8.4x settings by running the PeopleTools 8.4x Configuration Manager and reentering the required settings.