Understanding PeopleSoft Configuration Manager

PeopleSoft Configuration Manager simplifies Windows workstation administration by enabling you to adjust PeopleSoft registry settings from one central location. It contains a variety of controls that let you set up Windows workstations running development and administrative applications, such as Application Designer and Data Mover.

You can set up one workstation to reflect the environment at your site, and then export the configuration file, which can be shared among all the workstations at your site. You can also define separate profiles for connecting to different PeopleSoft databases. PeopleSoft configuration parameters are grouped on the Configuration Manager tabs according to the function, feature, or tool that they control.

Note: The changes you make within PeopleSoft Configuration Manager do not take effect until the next time a user signs on to PeopleSoft.

Note: When referencing install locations in your environment using Configuration Manager, keep in mind that some files may be located in PS_APP_HOME or PS_CUST_HOME instead of PS_HOME, depending on how you've implemented your PeopleSoft application.

Note: PeopleSoft supports a number of versions of UNIX and Linux in addition to Microsoft Windows. Throughout this discussion, we make reference to operating system configuration requirements. Where necessary, this topic refers to specific operating systems by name (Solaris, HP/UX, Linux, and so forth). However, for simplicity the word UNIX refers to all UNIX-like operating systems, including Linux.

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Saves your settings and exits PeopleSoft Configuration Manager.


Closes PeopleSoft Configuration Manager without saving any changes that you have made.


Saves your changes without exiting.