AdminStudio 2020 | 19.0 | Application Manager
Edition:Application Manager is included with AdminStudio Professional and Enterprise Editions.
You can specify a default Application Catalog so that each time you open AdminStudio, you will be prompted to login to the same Application Catalog database.
You can also configure your enterprise so that all of the users at your enterprise will be prompted to login to the same Application Catalog each time they open AdminStudio.
|•||Setting a Default Application Catalog for Yourself|
|•||Setting the Default Application Catalog for Your Enterprise|
Whenever you connect to an Application Catalog, you can designate it as the default Application Catalog by selecting the Make this the shared default Application Catalog option on the Connect Application Catalog dialog box.
Default Shared Application Catalog Option on the Connect Application Catalog Dialog Box
To configure your enterprise so that all of the users at your enterprise will be prompted to login to the same Application Catalog each time they open AdminStudio, all users need to be connected to the same AdminStudio Shared.ini file that is stored in a shared network location that is available to all users. To set a default Application Catalog for all AdminStudio users at your enterprise, you need to edit the Shared AdminStudio.ini file.
To set the Default Application Catalog for your enterprise:
|1.||First, the AdminStudio System Administrator needs to perform the following steps to set the default Application Catalog for the enterprise:|
|a.||Locate and copy the following file on the machine where you installed AdminStudio:|
C:\Program Files (x86)\AdminStudio Shared\Shared AdminStudio.ini
|b.||Copy this file to a shared network location that is accessible to all of the users in your enterprise.|
|c.||Open the Shared AdminStudio.ini file that you just copied to a shared network location.|
|2.||Insert one of the following in the [Database Settings] section of the Shared AdminStudio.ini file, depending upon the authentication type you are using:|
DefaultDatabase=PROVIDER=SQLOLEDB.1; User ID=userid; Initial Catalog=nameofdatabase; Data Source=nameofsqlserver; Integrated Security=SSPI;
DefaultDatabase=PROVIDER=SQLOLEDB.1; User ID=userid; PWD=password; Initial Catalog=nameofdatabase; Data Source=nameofsqlserver;
Note:AdminStudio stores an encrypted version of the database connection string in an INI key called SecuredDatabaseKey. If this is present, then it takes precedence over the DefaultDatabase string. If the password is omitted in the DefaultDatabase string, then the user will be prompted for it when starting AdminStudio. And when the user provides the password, it will be saved as part of the encrypted SecureDatabaseKey string (and not in the clear text DefaultDatabase string).
|3.||Next, each AdminStudio user in the enterprise needs to perform the following steps to set the location of their AdminStudio Shared Location directory to the same shared network directory that the System Administrator configured.|
|b.||On the Tools menu, click Options. The AdminStudio Options dialog box opens.|
|c.||Open the Locations tab.|
|d.||Set the AdminStudio Shared Location to the shared network location provided by your System Administrator.|
CautionIf a user is not assigned to a Role that has the Modify AdminStudio Tools Options Dialog permission, they cannot change the AdminStudio Shared Location setting on the Options dialog. In this situation, the location of the AdminStudio Shared Location would be set during installation.
Note:The Roles assigned to a user determine that user’s permissions:
|•||The Create and Connect options on the Catalog menu on the AdminStudio interface (and the New and Connect options on the Application Catalog tab menu) are disabled for users that are not assigned to a Role that has permission to perform those actions.|
|•||Users that are assigned to Roles that have the Modify AdminStudio Tools Options Dialog permission can change the location of the AdminStudio Shared Location setting on the Options dialog (accessed by selecting Options on the Tools menu from the AdminStudio Interface). For those users who do not have that permission, Options on the Tools menu is disabled, so they are unable to change the location of the AdminStudio Shared location.|