How to [CABI] - Change InfoView Preferences for ALL USERS

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(1) - Go to: <BO installation directory>\Dashboard and Analytics 12.0\setup

Under this path you will find two files prefsCopyUtil.jar and prefsCopyUtil.properties.

If you open the prefsCopyUtil.properties in Notepad, you will see a few settings you will have to provide.

The file looks something like this:

# The CMS to use.
CMS=<CMS name>
# Administrator user s password.
AdminPassword=<password>
# User to copy preferences from.
SourceUser=administrator
# All users in this group will have their preferences changed to be a copy of
# the SourceUser s preferences.
TargetGroup=<target group name>

 

 

(2) - Update fileprefsCopyUtil.properties with right settings, see below an example from my lab machine:

Folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\SC\CommonReporting3\Dashboard and Analytics 12.0\setup


# The CMS to use.
CMS=gaiau01-vm64556
# Administrator user s password.
AdminPassword=Abcd1234
# User to copy preferences from.
SourceUser=administrator
# All users in this group will have their preferences changed to be a copy of
# the SourceUser s preferences.
TargetGroup=CA-PPM-Reporting-User

 


(3) - Copy these two files (prefsCopyUtil.jar and prefsCopyUtil.properties) to your Java bin directory:

<BO installation directory>\Business Objects\javasdk\bin

 


(4) - Once there, open a command prompt and navigate to the Java bin path again, then run this command:


java -jar PrefsCopyUtil.jar PrefsCopyUtil.properties

It should show something like that:
[...]
Retrieved preferences for administrator.
Copying to all users in group CA-PPM-Reporting-User.
Copied preferences to user admin.
Copied preferences to user monitor_admin.
Copied preferences to user csk.admin.
Copied preferences to user Test.
Preferences were copied successfully.
[...]

 

 


(5) - Verify if users under "CA-PPM-Reporting-User" group have the same InfoView Preferences than user administrator

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