Cognos Enterprise Planning 10.2.1 PLANSVR=10.2.1000.1-0
Microsoft Windows 2016 Server

How move analyst folders from PROD to DEV server?

Locate where the files are on the server, normally in the same file share as the filesys.ini file.
Inside Analyst you find the path to filesys.ini from menu Tools – Options, read Active Filesys.ini file value.
Inside Analyst you find the path to your data from menu File – Administration – Maintain Libraries and Users, note down the path that is listed in this dialog.
Take a backup of the files in the BIN folder, that is mostly these files

From PROD copy the above files to DEV servers file share.
Rename folder containing any old planning analyst data files under folder \programs\ on the DEV server.
Copy all your planning data folders and files from PROD servers \\servername\planning$\programs\adaytum\… to your DEV server.
The path can be different in your setup.

Copy also the Locks.log and Logins.log files from the PROD to the DEV server in folder \\servername\planning$\bin\Locks.

On the DEV server open the filesys.ini file in NOTEPAD.
Edit the path to TAB and log files to match the new server.
change Libs=\\prodservername\planning$\bin\LIBS.TAB to Libs=\\devservername\planning$\bin\LIBS.TAB
change Locks=\\prodservername\planning$\bin\wct\..\Locks\Locks.log to Libs=\\devservername\planning$\bin\wct\..\Locks\Locks.log
change UGR=\\prodservername\planning$\bin\UGR.TAB to Libs=\\devservername\planning$\bin\UGR.TAB
Repeat for the top five lines to update.
Save your updated FILESYS.INI file on the DEV server.

Start Analyst against the DEV server and go into File – Administration – Maintain Libraries and Users dialog. Right click and select Change Library Path…
In dialog Replace Path Component enter below values:
Find String: \\prodservername\planning$
Replace with String: \\devservername\planning$
Click on Replace.

This will update the path to the data files in the LIBS.TAB file.
Click OK and exit Analyst.

Ask a different user to test Analyst in your DEV(test) environment to see that it worked.

User, Groups and Roles are stored in the UGR.TAB file.

In the Locks folder on the servers file share, you can see a USR00000.LOG file for each Planning Analyst user who have logged in.

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So, in order for users to see the expected set of libraries in Analyst, the Planning Store defined in Cognos Configuration needs to contain the correct filesys.ini path (this Planning Store entry can be viewed or updated via CAC, at: Tools>Update FileSys.Ini options); And the filesys.ini defined in Planning Store/CAC needs to point to the correct LIBS.TAB file, which in turn needs to contain the correct library location information.

Changes to library paths, and the adding or removal of a library from Analyst, are made in the ‘File’>’Maintain Libraries and Users’ dialog in Analyst, which writes these changes to the LIBS.TAB file at the location indicated in filesys.ini. Use of the ‘File’>’Maintain Libraries and Users’ dialog is the only supported way to modify LIBS.TAB.

Cognos Analytics 11.0.10
Microsoft Windows Server 2016

When you try to insert a picture in a report, I get a error that WebDAV is missing.

Possible Workaround:
Enter the path and name of the picture direct in the dialog.
Enter ../samples/images/alex_active.png

ca11 error3

The pictures have moved to C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\analytics\webcontent\bi\samples\images
from previous folder C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\c10_64\webcontent\samples\images.

Start File Manager and check where the pictures are stored on your server. Copy any company pictures to a common folder that is accessible from the web.

Install webdav:
More Information:
The webdav only works on the IIS server:

Cognos Analytics 11.0.x
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Before a upgrade, got a error, when doing a Export of Content in Cognos Connection.
This is in a multiserver Cognos BI setup, where there are more than one CM (Content Manager) server – that as best practice are setup to share a file share folder for deployments.

Error messages:
CM-CFG-5081 The deployment folder does not exist in the file system.

Possible solution:
Login to the active Content Manager server.

ca11 error2
Check in Cognos Configuration, that Environment – Deployment files location : point to ../deployment. If it points to a file share like \\servername\deployment, then you need to check that the windows services IBM Cognos is run by is a Windows user and not Local System.
Access to file shares is only possible when the IBM Cognos services is run by a Active Directory user account (a service account). If you use local system, then the cognos program can not access file shares on other servers.

Change to ../deployment.
Save and restart the services from inside Cognos Configuration.
Test to run the export again.

Check in folder c:\program files\ibm\cognos\analytics\deployment that the file exists.

Cognos Analytics 11.0.12 kit_version=
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (Windows NT 6.2)

After upgrade of CA11, when you save the Cognos Configuration you get a error message.
This is in a multi server installation, and this can happen if the Cognos services are started in the wrong order.

Error message:

ca11 error1

Reset the certificates on the server where you have the error.

1. Stop the running of your cognos service in Cognos Configuration.
2. On the Content Manager computer, click ‘File > Export As’. (and the other cognos servers)
3. Choose ‘Yes’ at the prompt and save the file. For example, name it ‘backup.xml’ which will be stored in the c11\configuration folder.
4. Close Cognos Configuration.
5. On the Content Manager computer, create a backup of the following files and directories before moving them to a different, secure location (as during the cryptographic keys regeneration process they will be re-created):

The files are:
c:/program files/ibm/cognos/analytics/configuration/cogstartup.xml
c:/program files/ibm/cognos/analytics/configuration/caSerial
c:/program files/ibm/cognos/analytics/configuration/certs/CAMCrypto.status
c:/program files/ibm/cognos/analytics/configuration/certs/CAMKeystore
c:/program files/ibm/cognos/analytics/configuration/certs/CAMKeystore.lock
c:/program files/ibm/cognos/analytics/temp/cam/freshness

The directory is
c:/program files/ibm/cognos/analytics/configuration/csk

6. In the c11\configuration folder, rename ‘backup.xml’ to ‘cogstartup.xml’.
7. Open Cognos Configuration, save the configuration and start the services.

8. Repeat steps 1-7 on all computers that have Cognos Analytics Server components installed.
If needed – if it is only one CA11 that have issues, start with only change on that server.

You can surf to http://ca11cm_servername:9300/p2pd/servlet to see if the CM is up.

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How to upgrade CA11

Cognos Planning 10.2.1 PLANADMIN_version=PLANADMIN-AW32-ML-RTM-10.2.1000.1-0
Microsoft Windows 2016
Microsoft SQL 2016 server

Can not start Cognos Planning client programs on new computer where the new Client software is installed for Cognos Planning.

Download cognos planning from here:

Error message:

A fatal error has occured in the startup section of the application.

The application will be terminated.

Please report the following information:
Section: Message Init
Could not create or read file:  c:\program files (x86)\ibm\cognos\c10\bin\Language\English\MESSAGES.AMC



The user that start the planning programs first time, they need to have write access to the folder where the program is installed. Because the program will create a file called MESSAGES.AMC.

On the client computer go to the folder c:\program files (x86)\ibm\cognos\c10 and right click.
Select Properties.
Select Security tab.
Select Users in list and click Edit.
Select Users and click in Modify at the Allow column.
Click OK.
Click OK.

This should give all users on that computer write access to the folder C10, try to start your Cognos Configuration or Cognos 10 Planning Analyst program again.

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Planning Analytics 2.0.4 (TM1)
Microsoft Windows 2016 server

TM1 Architect is connecting the TM1 applications on the wrong network card on the Microsoft Windows server.

Possible solution:
The default network card with the lowest metric value is selected from all network cards to be the default network card. Use Get-NetIPInterface to see metrics.

Start Powershell on the Windows server
Enter: Get-NetIPInterface
This will list the network interfaces on the server.
Check the value for ifIndex and InterfaceMetric (A low value indicates a higher priority.)
The card with lowest value for InterfaceMetric will be used by TM1.
Is this the correct one? or is it for a backup network?

ifIndex InterfaceAlias AddressFamily NlMtu(Bytes) InterfaceMetric Dhcp ConnectionState PolicyStore
——- ————– ————- ———— ————— —- ————— ———–
18 Ethernet 2 IPv6 2800 20 Enabled Connected ActiveStore
1 Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 IPv6 4294967295 50 Disabled Connected ActiveStore
18 Ethernet 2 IPv4 2800 20 Disabled Connected ActiveStore
12 Ethernet IPv4 1500 10 Enabled Connected ActiveStore
1 Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 IPv4 4294967295 50 Disabled Connected ActiveStore

Change with Set-NetIPInterface, for example:
Set-NetIPInterface -InterfaceIndex -InterfaceMetric
Set-NetIPInterface -InterfaceIndex 12 -InterfaceMetric 50
Set-NetIPInterface -InterfaceIndex 18 -InterfaceMetric 10
Above will make card 18 to be the new default.
Check the ip address of the card by enter IPCONFIG
Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a8cd:d4c4:120e:3ed1%18
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Start TM1 Architect
Expand an TM1 application
See in the right side the IP address that will be used.

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Cognos Controller 10.3.1 (version 10.3.1100.166)
Cognos Analytics
Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Server

After upgrade of Cognos Controller Client on Citrix server, the help menu does not work.

Error message:
Error Launching menu item “Help”.
Could not find a part of the path ‘c:\program files (x86)\IBM\IBM Cognos Controller\ctrl_ug_fapug_contectlinks.csv’.
at system.Net.FileWebRequest.EndGetResponse(IAsyncResultasyncResult) at…

Possible solution:
The file ccr.exe.config contain the wrong path. Open C:\Program Files\ibm\IBM Cognos Controller Local Client\ccr.exe.config in notepad.
Change the value

<add key=”CASUrl” value=”C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\IBM Cognos Controller\”/>


<add key=”CASUrl” value=”C:\Program Files\ibm\IBM Cognos Controller Local Client\”/>

Save the file and try again.
Check also that <add key=”HelpUrl” value=”“/>  point to the correct web address.

Example of the ccr.exe.config file:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
# =====================================================================
# IBM Confidential
# OCO Source Materials
# IBM Cognos Products: ccr
# (C) Copyright IBM Corp. 2004, 2014
# The source code for this program is not published or otherwise
# divested of its trade secrets, irrespective of what has been
# deposited with the U.S. Copyright Office.
# =====================================================================

<sectionGroup name=”profile”>
<section name=”Settings” type=”System.Configuration.NameValueSectionHandler, System, Version=1.0.3300.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089, Custom=null”/>
<section name=”log4net” type=”log4net.Config.Log4NetConfigurationSectionHandler, log4net” requirePermission=”false”/>
<add key=”SelectDb” value=”true”/>
<add key=”Language” value=”2057″/>
<add key=”CASUrl” value=”C:\Program Files\IBM\IBM Cognos Controller Local Client\”/>
<add key=”WSSUrl” value=”http://servername/ibmcognos/controllerserver”/>
<add key=”HelpUrl” value=””/>
<add key=”InstallExcelLink” value=”false”/>
<add key=”CacheDir” value=””/>
<add type=”ClientExtension, ControllerExtension” priority=”0″ group=”0″/>

<level value=”ERROR”/>
<appender-ref ref=”CCRClient”/>
<appender name=”CCRClient” type=”log4net.Appender.FileAppender”>
<staticLogFileName value=”false”/>
<file type=”log4net.Util.PatternString”>
<conversionPattern value=”${LOCALAPPDATA}\CCRClientLogs\%date{MM_dd_yyyy}.txt”/>
<appendToFile value=”true”/>
<layout type=”log4net.Layout.PatternLayout”>
<conversionPattern value=”%date %-5level %logger – %message%newline”/>

Then in the users profile, check the same values are correct, in the file /appdata/roaming/cognos/ccr/ccr.config.

Cognos Planning Analytics Workspace version 30
Microsoft Windows 2016 Server

In a Planning Analytics (TM1) environment where native security is used, you get a error when you try to add content to workspace from the PA databases on left side of screen.

Error Message:
unable to fetch data for content tree. Session can not be established for server: BUDGET 401 (Unauthorized) (“errorMessage”.””.”query”.”https://…..

Possible Solution:
Log out from Workspace
Go into TM1 Architect.
Set a password for all users, do not use blank (empty) as a password. That will not work for workspace. Also ensure that the ADMIN account have a password like apple.

After the user have a password set, exit TM1 Architect and surf to Planning Analytics Workspace again.

Planning Analytics 2.0.4 on Microsoft Windows 2012 server
Planning Analytics Workspace 30 on Linux server
Cognos Analytics 11.0.9 on Microsoft Windows 2012 server

Have setup PA with SSO to CA11 as above link, but when a user surf from Internet Explorer to PAW at address –  the user end up logged into the CA11 portal (cognos connection) instead of the PAW page.

Start PUTTY and login to the Linux server
Enter sudo -su to a root user.
Go to the ../paw folder.
Go to the /paw/config folder.
Enter more paw.env  to see the settings used in Planning Analytics Administration Tool listed on screen. They are saved to this file paw.env
Enter nano paw.env  to be able to edit the file.
Change the IBM Cognos BI Gateway URI and IBM Cognos BI Dispatcher URI fields, to both end with /bi/v1/disp


Two lines in paw.env should look like this;
export IBMCognosGatewayURL=””
export IBMCognosServlet=””

Press CTRL+X to exit the NANO editor in linux.
Press Y to save the changes to paw.env file.

In the paw/scripts folder enter ./ down  to stop the PAW services.
In the paw/scripts folder enter ./ to load the PAW services again.
In the paw/scripts folder enter ./ start  to start the PAW services.
Wait 10 minutes.
Surf to  to test if it works.

This change can also be done in the Planning Analytics Administration Tool, but then you first need to turn off SSO in IIS and change to security mode 1 in tm1s.cfg file.

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Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.4
Microsoft Windows 2016 server

When starting the PAW administration tool you get a error when updating settings.

Error Message:
Failed to fetch the status. Ensure the Administration tool is running.

If you from a power shell prompt test the installation by running the command ./paw.ps1 ( from folder d:\install\paw\scripts\) you get this error:

Error: for pa-gateway Cannot start service pa-gateway: failed to create endpoint pa-gateway on network NAT. HNS failed with error: The object already exist.
Encountered errors while bringing up the project.
Execution failed with exit code 1.

Use the scripts/paw.ps1 script instead of Administration tool from power shell prompt.
Enter scripts/paw.ps1 to ensure all services are running and up-to-date.
Enter scripts/paw.ps1 ps to see status of all services.

Above may show that you have a pa-gateway already running.
Check that no other application is using port 80 and 443.
Start IE on the server and surf to http://localhost/ – what does that give?

Stop all PAW with scripts/paw.ps1 down
Then start it again with scripts/paw.ps1

Did it help?

Enter docker ps -a to see all running containers. Any duplicates?
Then to remove a container enter docker stop <container-id> ; then docker rm <container-id>.

Check the log files in folder D:\install\paw\log\pa-gateway\error.log
If you see this; AH00558: httpd.exe: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using fe80::5db7:f898:8a1:858c. Set the ‘ServerName’ directive globally to suppress this message. Then that is nothing to be concerned about.

To remove installation of PAW on Microsoft Windows 2016 do this steps in paw folder:
scripts/paw.ps1 stop
scripts/paw.ps1 rm -v
docker rm $(docker ps -a -q)
docker rmi $(docker images -q)
…after that you can install again with ./Start.ps1

You can recreate the docker network with below commands (try this first):
Stop the docker service: stop-service docker
Make sure the hns service is running: start-service hns
Now run this PowerShell command: get-containernetwork | remove-containernetwork
Start the docker service again: start-service docker

If it still doesn’t work, you can also try the same steps except with get-netnat | remove-netnat:

Stop the docker service: stop-service docker
Make sure the hns service is running: start-service hns
Now run this PowerShell command: get-netnat | remove-netnat
Start the docker service again: start-service docker

After that is done, go to the d:\install\paw\scripts folder in power shell.
Start the PAW with ./paw.ps1 start.

Check the file D:\install\paw\config\paw.ps1 contain the values you have set in the administration tool before. Should look similar to this;
# paw.ps1 file generated by the Administration Tool

Surf to servername to see if paw is working e.g.  http://labwin2012ca.lab.local/

To get more detail debug info on screen,
stop the docker service.
Run the Docker daemon in debug mode:
C:\Program Files\Docker\dockerd -D

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