The ActiveControl client software is installed using a Windows setup program. This is done by running the supplied setup program and following the on-screen instructions.
When ActiveControl is installed on a local or network directory it creates the required files in a directory such as C:\Program Files\Basis Technologies\ActiveControl\. The ActiveControl.exe file will be located within this directory.
The ActiveControl.exe executable requires access to a sub-directory called “View Layouts” (so “C:\Program Files\Basis Technologies\ActiveControl\View Layouts\”. Within this sub-directory are a number of layouts for each type of control point. It is important that when the ActiveControl.exe is run it is run in the installed directory as it requires the “View Layouts” sub-directory to run properly otherwise errors will occur. A shortcut that points to the ActiveControl.exe in this location will work ok.
When creating a shortcut to ActiveControl , you can also choose to default the details for the ActiveControl domain controller that the client software will connect to. As an example, the following shortcut command-line defaults ActiveControl to connect to the SAP system with SAP Logon ID ‘Production Support Development’ and with logon client 100:
…\ActiveControl.exe SAPLOGON_ID=”Production Support Development” CLIENT=100