Java Desktop System Configuration Manager Release 1.1 Installation Guide

Installation Type

The installer provides three installation types. These types only differ in the number of configuration settings that can be defined during the installation process.

Figure 6–3 Configuration Agent, installation type page

Installation type page

After selecting the desired installation type, click Next. Depending on the selected installation type, several configuration settings pages are displayed. The following section provides a description for these settings.

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If you have selected the Express or Minimal options, then not all of the following configuration settings pages are applicable.

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To start the Configuration Agent, some bootstrap information is required, such as the host name and port of the LDAP server. In addition, you can also define several advanced settings, such as the logging level or data directory. All these settings can be specified during the installation process. This information is maintained in a set of properties files, such as,, These files are stored locally in the Program Files\Sun\Apoc\lib directory. You can manually edit these properties files, or you can use the configuration wizard for the Configuration Agent.

Configuration Agent Wizard and Settings Information

This section provides an exact description of all of the configuration settings available for the Configuration Agent.

The configuration wizard offers a graphical user interface that guides you through the necessary settings of the Configuration Agent. For each page of the wizard, a corresponding help screen is available.

Bootstrap Information

Figure 6–4 Configuration Agent, Configuration Repository

Configuration Agent, Configuration Repository

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Associated property file keys are indicated in parentheses, where appropriate.

Figure 6–5 Configuration Agent, Authentication Mechanism

Configuration Agent, Authentication Mechanism

Port Settings

The Configuration Agent uses two ports:

Figure 6–6 Configuration Agent, Port Settings

Configuration Agent, Port Settings

Change Detection Interval

The Configuration Agent periodically checks for any changes in the configuration data using the following two intervals:

You can use the general detection interval to tune the propagation of remote configuration data changes to client side applications. The value provided for this setting is the maximum length of time in minutes that elapses before remotely made changes are reflected in the client applications.

Smaller values result in increased Configuration Agent and LDAP server activity. As a result, use caution when you adjust the value of the settings. For example, in an initial deployment phase, you can set the value to one minute so that you can easily test the impact of remote configuration on client applications. After you complete the testing, return this setting to the initial value.

Operational Settings

Figure 6–7 Configuration Agent, Data Directory

Configuration Agent, Data Directory

The following settings can be configured:

Figure 6–8 Configuration Agent, Request Handling and Logging

Configuration Agent, Request Handling and Logging

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Most of the operational settings, with the exception of the Data Directory and Connection Timeout settings, can also be maintained centrally through corresponding policies stored in the LDAP server. If you want to use this feature, do not adapt the corresponding settings by means of the wizard. Instead, use the Configuration Agent policies within the Configuration Manager to centrally specify operational settings.

Agent Settings Summary

With the exception of "Data Directory" and "Connection Timeout", operational settings that have been stored on the LDAP server by means of the Configuration Manager take effect automatically at the next change detection cycle for the agent configuration (see DaemonChangeDetectionInterval).

Figure 6–9 Configuration Agent, Summary Page

Configuration Agent, Summary Page

All other settings changed locally require a reload or restart of the Configuration Agent. The reload or restart is performed automatically if you use the configuration wizard.

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To manually restart the Configuration Agent, ensure that no related client applications are running, log in as Administrator, and type the command Program Files\Sun\Apoc\bin\apocd restart. Alternatively, you can start the “Service Controller”, available in the Control Panel under Administrative Tools. Select Configuration Agent from the list of available services and click Restart.