In installing PeopleTools 8.50/HCM91, I noticed that PeopleTools began placing its Application Server configuration files in a different location. Instead of finding them in %PS_HOME%/appserv, I found them at %USERPROFILE%\psft\pt\. The culprit appears to be the PS_CFG_HOME environment variable. I found the documentation for this on page 30 of the Enterprise PeopleTools 8.50 Installation for Oracle (Task 1-5-7: Defining Server Domain Configurations). I also just found a pretty good link in PeopleBooks about the settings. In order to fix my problem, I did the following:
- Shut the Application Server and the Process Scheduler Server down
- Configured the PS_CFG_HOME variable
- Right click on My Computer
- Choose Properties
- Go to the Advanced Tab
- Click on the Environment Variables
- Add a new system variable
- Enter PS_CFG_HOME for the variable name
- Enter the path to the PeopleSoft Home directory for the value
- Copied everything from the %USERPROFILE%\psft\pt to the PeopleSoft Home directory. There were several folders that it wanted to merge, but I didn’t see any files that it wanted to overwrite. I skipped the peopletools.properties file because it was the same in both locations.
- Checked the value of %PS_CFG_HOME% in a Command Window. If the value is not accurate, you might need to close the window and reopen a new one.
- Reconfigured the Application Server and Process Scheduler (I didn’t change any values, but this let it regenerate the configuration files)
- Booted the Application Server and Process Scheduler
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Thanks for that, I was wondering what was causing 8.50 to put the files in a different directory.
I appreciate the comment — it helps to know that I am helping others out there. I wondered for a bit myself — I don’t think it was until I tried installing the PeopleTools 8.50.06 patch that I noticed it in the documentation.
Ok, I just found one more setting that I should have changed. On the App Server, change the Log/Output Directory setting to use the PeopleSoft Home path as opposed to the Documents and Settings path.
making large story short – Thanks a ton for all these blogs !!!
Thank you very much for this. I basically did everything except instead of copying over, I deleted the domain and recreated after I exited and started PSADMIN. I also edited psappsrv.cfg and made the log directory default back to the PS_HOME/log. Setting up the Process Scheduler was not a problem afterwards.
Once again, my thanks.