Display the host server name in the Workflow client

By default, the server name is displayed in the client, next to the server state icon. However, if you want to display a more meaningful name for your server, you can configure an alias so that the alias is displayed in the client rather than the actual server name.

Before you begin

You must install Workflow 2.5 SIM3 (or greater) before performing this task.


  1. On the Workflow client computer, navigate to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Proficy\Proficy Workflow\Program\Data folder.
  2. Open the UserStartup.xml file in a text editor.
    The following code shows samples of multiple server names and aliases. You can copy this code into the UserStartup.xml file, before the closing </ServerConnectionInfo> element, and then change the Name and Alias elements to reflect your server information.
        <Alias>QA Server</Alias>
        <Alias>Development Server</Alias>
        <Alias>Product Server</Alias>

    When you launch the Workflow client, the alias that you configured for the server is displayed next to the state icon.