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BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

(OP)
As part of our Crystal Reports implementation, we need to deploy desktop shortcuts for Internet Explorer to launch into the BI Launchpad screen. I have noticed that the first time I load the url in my browser, the BI Launchpad form has no Server name filled and the Authentication type seems to default to Windows AD.

Does anyone know if there is a way (url parameterrs, etc) to configure a shortcut for IE to come up with the server name prefilled and the Authentication Type set to Enterprise?

Thanks.

RE: BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

Yes, there is a way to do this, but it's not through the shortcut. Here's what you'll need to do assuming that you're using the Java version of BI Launchpad:

1. Log in to the server where the web tier for BO is installed - by default this will include an installation of Tomcat.

2. Assuming the default installation folder was selected, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom

3. Look for a file named "BIlaunchpad.properties". If it's not there, create it.

4. Add (or update) the following lines and then save the file:

cms.default=<the name of your CMS or cluster>:6400
authentication.default=secEnterprise

5. Copy the file to <drive>:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\warfiles\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom

6. Stop Tomcat and restart it.

The opening screen should now show your CMS name and default the authentication type to Enterprise.

-Dell

DecisionFirst Technologies - Seven-time SAP BusinessObjects Solution Partner of the Year
www.decisionfirst.com

RE: BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

(OP)
Thanks Dell.

RE: BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

(OP)
Follow-up:
We want to apply Service Pack SP05 to our Server [BO 4.0 SP04].
I found downloads for [SP05 Patch 0] - [SP05 Patch 15]
CRSERVER05P_15-10011081.EXE SAP CRYSTAL SERVER 2011 SP05 Patch 15 15 1482550 08.11.2013
CRSERVER05_0-10011081.EXE SAP CRYSTAL SERVER 2011 SP05 0 1839567 09.11.2012

Does each Patch level need to be installed or can SP05 Patch 15 be applied to SP04.

RE: BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

(OP)
Follow-up:
We want to apply Service Pack SP05 to our Server [BO 4.0 SP04].
I found downloads for [SP05 Patch 0] - [SP05 Patch 15]
CRSERVER05P_15-10011081.EXE SAP CRYSTAL SERVER 2011 SP05 Patch 15 15 1482550 08.11.2013
CRSERVER05_0-10011081.EXE SAP CRYSTAL SERVER 2011 SP05 0 1839567 09.11.2012

Does each Patch level need to be installed or can SP05 Patch 15 be applied to SP04.

RE: BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

You have to install the SP first and then install the patch. Patches are cumulative within the service pack that they patch - so, for example, if you already had SP 5 Patch 1 installed, you could install Patch 5 and get all of patches 2-5. However, they don't include all of the files in the SP that they're patching. SPs are cumulative of the previous SPs plus most, if not all, of the patches in the prior SP.

-Dell

DecisionFirst Technologies - Seven-time SAP BusinessObjects Solution Partner of the Year
www.decisionfirst.com

RE: BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

(OP)
OK. So we can install SP05 patch 0 [initial Serice Pack], then SP05 Patch 15 and be up to date?

RE: BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

Correct.

DecisionFirst Technologies - Seven-time SAP BusinessObjects Solution Partner of the Year
www.decisionfirst.com

RE: BI Launchpad url. Is there a way to prefill form?

(OP)
thanks.
I think I have enough to keep me busy for a while.
I appreciate the assistance.
shadeshappy

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