GEN Client Manager INI/SRV/LOG file paths
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GEN Client Manager INI/SRV/LOG file paths


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As a part of the Gen 8.5 to Gen 8.6 migration/file packaging process, below are a few queries about the Client Manager INI/SRV/LOG file paths

  •  Is there file/Text where client manager file name paths for INI/SRV/Log files are being stored and also used to update other than via Client Manager interface ?
  • Is Client Manager Interface is only way around to modify the file  path ?
  • While using CA GEN 8.6 Client Manager ,will the paths be auto default to  \Users\%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\CA\Gen 8.6\ ? Or file path for the INI/SRV/Log still use \Users\%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\CA\Gen 8.5?  



Release: 8.6

Component: CA Gen Client Manager



For the file location customization without using the CM UI.
The desktop icon created for the CM for 8.5 and 8.6 has the following properties for starting the CM:
8.5: Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\Gen85\Gen\VS100\IEFCM85N.EXE" iefcm startup /initfile=iefcmn.ini
8.6: Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\Gen86\Gen\IEFCMN.EXE" iefcm startup /initfile=iefcmn.ini

 Starting  either CM for the first time the iefcmn.ini file does not exist and below  message is seen:
"Cannot open Client Manager .ini initialization file. Do you wish to configure Client Manager at this time?"

Then by default the CM "File - Setup" configures iefcmn.ini and IEFCMN.SRV in directory "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\CA\Gen x.x\cfg\cm" and IEFCMN.LOG file in directory "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\CA\Gen x.x\logs\cm"

Refer Configuring Client Manager

Configuration files will be located in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\CA\Gen x.x\cfg\cm

 The iefcmn.ini file has the details of the full path to the .srv & .log files e.g. for 8.6 and User Administrator:
LOGFILE        = C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\CA\Gen 8.6\logs\cm\IEFCMN.LOG
SRVRS          = C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\CA\Gen 8.6\cfg\cm\IEFCMN.SRV

 To use a custom directory e.g. C:\cm_files, the iefcmn.ini and IEFCMN.SRV can be copied into that custom directory and iefcmn.ini changed as follows:
LOGFILE        = C:\cm_files\IEFCMN.LOG
SRVRS          = C:\cm_files\IEFCMN.SRV

(Note: The .ini and .SRV are the important configuration files. There is no need to copy any IEFCMN.LOG into that directory because it is a file that is created on the fly when the CM is used)
Then the CM should be started with a full path used for the iefcmn.ini location in C:\cm_files i.e.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\Gen86\Gen\IEFCMN.EXE" iefcm startup /initfile=C:\cm_files\iefcmn.ini


Additional Information

To know more about client Manager INI/SRV files refer to the article CA GEN Client Manager INI/SRV file path