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Additional Settings Overview

Additional settings are advanced options that can be used to perform troubleshooting and other environment specific configurations. Additional settings can be added, modified, enabled, disabled, and deleted from the CommCell Console. These operations can be performed for both Windows or UNIX client computers.

Notes:

  • Registry keys are referred to as Additional Settings and can be completely managed from the CommCell Console.
  • We do not recommend editing registry keys using Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe on Windows computers and the .properties file on UNIX computers.

Advantages

Managing additional settings from the CommCell Console provides the following benefits:

  • Additional settings can be managed for every client and client group in the CommCell.

    When you want to apply the same additional settings to a group of clients, you can do this in a single operation from the client group level.

  • Spend less time providing the details of an additional setting during creation because most additional settings are predefined in the CommServe database.

    The CommCell Console automatically validates the values before populating them in the client registry so that you can avoid causing serious problems, such as reinstallation of the operating system.

  • When an additional setting is added to a client using the CommCell Console, it is stored in the CommServe database and then pushed to the client computer whenever the client is reachable.
  • Global parameters (CommServDB.GlobalParam) and Console settings (CommServDB.Console) are defined in the same way as additional settings configured in the CommCell Console.

    These settings are defined at the CommServe level. Console settings can also be defined at the user, user group, and domain levels.

  • You can temporarily disable an additional setting and then enable it when it is needed instead of deleting and re-creating the additional setting.
  • All operations - additions, modifications or deletions - are tracked in the Audit Trail.
  • Debug levels can be set on a client to manage the type of log entries that appear in a specific log file. See Additional Settings for Debug Levels for more information.

Categories

The following section provides a list of links under which the additional settings are categorized. To view the complete list of additional settings, go to the Additional Settings database.

CommCell

Media Management

CommServe

Backup & Recovery