Editing Application Startup Properties

When you first configure the Webspace Server, you add the applications you want to run on the Applications tab. If you want to edit it later, you will need to restart the Proficy Webspace Application Publishing Service after you make the change.

  1. From the Webspace Admin Console, in the main window, click the Applications tab.
  2. From the list of applications, select an application from the list of applications.
  3. Click Properties. The Application Properties dialog box appears.
  4. Do any of the following:
    • In the Executable Path box, type a new path name. For example: C:\Program Files\Proficy\Proficy Webspace\Programs\ProficyWeb.exe.
    • In the Start Directory box, type the full path name of the directory in which you want the application to start. For example: C:\Program Files\Proficy\Proficy Webspace\Programs.
    • In the Command-Line Options box, type the startup parameters for the application. For example for iFIX: IFIX /s"C:\Program Files (x86)\Proficy\Proficy iFIX\LOCAL\WEB.SCU" and for CIMPLICITY: CIMLAYOUT or CIMVIEW (depends on the CIMPLICITY application you want to configure).
    • In the Display Name box, type a new display name for the application.
    • In the Startup State section, select whether the application starts maximized, minimized, or in normal mode.
    • Click the Change Icon button to browse for a new application icon.
  5. Restart the Proficy Webspace Application Publishing Service. For steps, refer to the Restarting the Proficy Webspace Application Publishing Service section.

    If you want to set up applications that use ODBC data sources, you must set up the ODBC drivers as system DSNs (data source names) for Webspace clients to be able to access the data sources. For more information about data sources, consult Microsoft's online help for the Windows ODBC Data Source Administrator.

    Due to access restrictions, the Webspace Admin Console cannot verify the validity of paths specified in UNC format (for example: \\Machine Name\Folder Name\...) or that reside on a mapped network drive. If the Executable Path or Start Directory of a published application or item involves a mapped drive or is specified with a UNC path, the Webspace Admin Console will accept the specified path regardless of whether or not it is valid.

    If the path is invalid, or if the client user does not have rights to access the specified executable file or folder, the published item will not appear in the Program Window. Select the item and click the Properties button. Try updating the item Executable Path or its Start Directory. If the item has been uninstalled or moved to a new location, it will not be displayed in the Webspace Admin Console once the Application Publishing Service has been restarted.

    The Webspace Admin Console is unable to establish group and user settings for any item's path specified in UNC format or that resides on a mapped drive. The following message is displayed in the Webspace Admin Console's Application Users/Groups window for any application or file where this applies: "User/Group settings not available."