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Additional Settings - Online Help

The following sections provide context-sensitive help information related to this feature.

Additional Settings

Use this dialog box to set additional settings for the selected component. Additional settings are advanced options that can be used to perform troubleshooting and other environment specific configurations. Additional Settings can be added to the following CommCell entities:

  • CommServe
  • MediaAgent
  • Clients
  • Client Groups
  • Users (CommServDB.Console settings only)
  • User Groups (CommServDB.Console settings only)
  • Domains (CommServDB.Console settings only)

Note: In a clustered environment, you must specify the additional settings on the physical nodes (client computers), and not on the cluster server.

Additional settings created for this component are displayed in this dialog box.

  • Name

    Displays the name of the additional setting.

  • Category

    Displays the relative location of the additional setting in the instance (from the registry key tree).

  • Type

    Displays the additional setting value type. For example, the value can be an integer or a string.

  • Value

    Displays the value of the additional setting. Depending on the type, could be numerical, a character string or a boolean value.

  • Enable

    Displays whether the additional setting is currently enabled or not.

  • Defined in

    Lists the CommCell entity where the additional setting is defined.

Add

Click to add a new additional setting.

Edit

Select an additional setting and click Edit to modify it.

Delete

Select an additional setting and click Delete to remove it.

Lookup Additional Settings

Use this dialog box to find the additional setting you want to add for the selected component. Scroll down through the list or use the Find box to locate the additional setting.

Add and Edit Additional Settings on Windows and UNIX Clients

Use this dialog box to add a new additional setting or edit an existing one for the selected component.

Lookup

Click to open the additional setting (registry key) dictionary to search for the setting you are planning to add.

  • Name

    Type the name of the additional setting.

  • Category

    Type the relative location of the additional setting in the instance or select an existing location from the list.

  • Type

    The following value types are available for Windows and Unix clients:

    • BOOLEAN

      Assigns a string value to the additional setting. "True" and "False" are the available values for this type.

    • ENCRYPTED

      Assigns a string type value that is encrypted when saved. This type is useful for setting passwords.

    • INTEGER

      Assigns a numeric value type to the additional setting. This value is limited to 32 bits in length.

    • MULTISTRING

      Assigns multiple lines of string value type to the additional setting.

    • STRING

      Assigns a single line of string value type to the additional setting. "YES" or "NO" are commonly used string values. You can also use phrases, file paths, or complete sentences.

  • Value

    Type the value of the additional setting. If you selected the additional setting from the Lookup window, select a valid value from the drop-down list.

  • Enabled

    Select this option to enable or disable the additional setting.

  • Details

    Type a brief description of the purpose and usage of the additional setting. If you selected the additional setting from the Lookup window, this information is already provided.