Planning Analytics 2.0.5
Microsoft Windows 2016 Server

I want a list of all TM1SERVER.LOG files on the servers D drive, to find what TM1 instances applications logs I should inspect with my log file monitor software.

Suggested Solution:
On one of the servers, log in as a local administrator, that also are  admin on all the other servers.
Create a text file with the names of the servers.
Enter one server name per row, like this
Save the file as tmservers.txt

Create a CMD file with this content:
for /F %%a in (tmservers.txt) do (
net use z: \\%%a\d$
cd \
dir /s /b tm1server.log > d:\temp\%%a.txt
net use z: /d
Save the file as tm1list.cmd

Go to a DOS prompt as administrator and run above file.

It will create a file for each server in the d:\temp folder on the server where you run the cmd file.
Each file will have the servername as filename, in the file will be a list looking something like this;


Z is the D drive on the server.

The path is different, depends on where you store the TM1 instances.

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Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) version 35
CORREDIST_name=IBM Planning Analytics for Excel
Microsoft Excel 365 64 bit Version 1803 (Build 9126.2336 Click-to- run)

After installation of PAX on Windows 7 with Office 365, you only can get PAX add in to work if you start Excel as “Run as Administrator”. If you start Excel as normal user you are missing the add-in “IBM Framework for Office”.

Suggested solution:

If you can not manually add the COM Add-ins, you can create a file and add below values to registry on client computer:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@=”Connect Class”


“Description”=”IBM Framework for Office”
“FriendlyName”=”IBM Framework for Office”

“Description”=”IBM Framework for Office”
“FriendlyName”=”IBM Framework for Office”

You can save above in NOTEPAD, name the file addvalues.reg. Then if you double click (to run it) on it it will add the values to registry on your computer (if you have the rights to do so).

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Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel is available as a 32-bit or 64-bit installation. The corresponding installation must be installed on either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft Office.

Before you update and install components, ensure that the following statements are true:

You have administrative privileges on the computer.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later is installed.
Any previous version of IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel is uninstalled.
If you are installing a version of Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel that is older than the version currently installed, back up your connection data. Replacing a newer version of Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel with an older version might cause your connection data to be lost.
Acquire the appropriate license to use your IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office product.
Configure your antivirus software to allow or unblock connections from the following two applications:
Microsoft .NET Runtime
Microsoft Excel

Depending on version of PAX office click-to-run is supported:

How Check NET framework

To find .NET Framework versions by viewing the registry (.NET Framework 4.5 and later)
  1. On the Start menu, choose Run.
  2. In the Open box, enter regedit.exe.

    You must have administrative credentials to run regedit.exe.

  3. In the Registry Editor, open the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full

    Note that the path to the Full subkey includes the subkey Net Framework rather than .NET Framework.


    If the Full subkey is not present, then you do not have the .NET Framework 4.5 or later installed.

    Check for a DWORD value named Release. The existence of the Release DWORD indicates that the .NET Framework 4.5 or newer has been installed on that computer.

Cognos Controller 10.3.1
Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 server

Cognos Controller Users are disconnected from Server, and have to start there Cognos Controller client again and login.

Suggested Solution:
Change the Recycle from default 29 hours to a specific time at night, when few users are using Cognos Controller.

Login to the Cognos Controller Server.
Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
Click on Applications Pools
Click on DefaultAppPool or the one created for Controller.
On the right side click on Recycle…

Unmark the default of 1740 minutes intervals.
Mark Specific times
Enter 3:00 AM

Click Next

Click Finish.

Let the user test Cognos Controller more than a day before you define if this solve your issue.

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Planning Analytics 2.0.5
Microsoft Windows Server 2016

When run a TI process to export data to a csv file you get a error from inside your TM1 Application. You have recently moved from TM1 to Planning Analytics, and also to a new Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2016.
The file share you try to export to is on a Linux server.
It works fine from your old Microsoft Windows 2008 server.

Error on Windows 10:
You can’t connect to the file share because it’s not secure. This share requires the obsolete SMB1 protocol, which is unsafe and could expose your system to attack.
Your system requires SMB2 or higher. For more info on resolving the issue see:

Possible Solution:
The New Windows Server 2016 have been setup to demand the newer more secure file share (SMB) protocol, and the Linux server is of a older OS version that does not support it.
Try to use a different file share, where both old linux program and Micosoft Windows 2016 server have access.

First check if there is not a firewall issue, with TELNET to see if the ports are open. Run below command from TM1 Windows server;
telnet linuxserver 445
telnet linuxserver 139
If above give error, check the firewall settings in the network.

You can from a CMD command try to access file share direct logged in as the service account on the TM1 server, to ensure that the account have access:
net use * \\\filesharename

Can say “System error 64 has occurred” if you do not have correct SMB access.

Check also that the IBM TM1 instance is run under a domain service account, and not Local System. Local System account can not access network file shares.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, which includes samba-4.2, and later comes with proper support for SMBv2 protocol, but earlier releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux only support SMBv1.

From the internet:
Samba is made by linux/unix
SMB/CIFS is made by windows/microsoft

NOTE: when people say I have a “CIFS share”, its better to say I have a “SMB share “or a “Samba share” – more on this below:
They use the same protocols to talk to each other.

Samba was originally made to emulate SMB, so that linux pcs could share files with Windows PCs. Now MACs also have samba, so they support SMB. So MACS Windows and Linux can all happily talk via Samba & SMB.

With each new version of Windows, a new SMB version comes out. Then Samba team has to be ready to update their code to support the new features in SMB.
SMB 1 – Windows 2000
SMB 2 – Windows Server 2008 and WIndows Vista SP1
SMB 2.1 – Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
SMB 3.0 – Windows Server 2012 / ? and Windows 8 / 10

To identify the SMB version:
Windows 8.1 or 2012, you can use the PowerShell (in admin mode) cmdlet Get-SmbConnection

You can not interrogate which SMB it is using in Windows 7.

SMB 1 introduced in DOS days, and was also called CIFS in its later version (think of it like SMB 1.1). First versions of Samba 1.x supported SMB and CIFS
SMB 2.0 / SMB2.02 introduced with Windows Vista / 2008 is supported with Samba 3.6
SMB 2.1 introduces with Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 is supported with Samba 4.0.0
SMB 3.0 introduced with Windows 8 / Windows 2012 is supported by Samba 4.2
SMB 3.02 introduced in Windows 8.1 / Windows 2012 R2 is not yet supported by any version of Samba (its in the works I assume)
SMB 3.11 introduced in Windows 10 / Windows 2016 is not yet supported by any version of Samba (its in the works I assume)

The latest updates of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, the support for SMB1 is automatically removed by Microsoft, if SMB1 is not used.

How remove SMB support:

Start a Powershell command
1) check which SMB is enabled and which one is disabled;

Get-SmbServerConfiguration | Select EnableSMB1Protocol, EnableSMB2Protocol

ex : True=enabled

2) To enable any SMB 1 or 2 or 3 use following,
Set-SmbServerConfiguration  -EnableSMB2Protocol  $True

3) To disable any SMB 1 or 2 or 3 use following,
Set-SmbServerConfiguration  -EnableSMB2Protocol  $False

Restart computer or server after every change.
Or do this on Windows Server 2012 R2 & 2016:
Detect: Get-WindowsFeature FS-SMB1
Enable: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName smb1protocol
Disable: Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName smb1protocol

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Cognos Analytics 11.0.12
Planning Analytics 2.0.5
Microsoft Windows 2016 Server

When create a new report on a FM package that points to a Planning Analytics data source, you get a error message.

Test of data source works fine. IBM Planning Analytics / Dynamic Succeeded XQE-DS-0015 TM1 Server Name: planning_sample: “11.3.00003.1”.

Error message:
Firewall Security Rejection. Your request was rejected by the security firewall.
DPR-ERR-2079 – Internal Server Error
“severity”: “error”, “faultcode”: “Server”, “faultstring”: “The server did something wrong”,
“errorCode”: “CAF_VALIDATION_FAILURE”, “messages”: [ “DPR-ERR-2079 Firewall Security Rejection. Your request was rejected by the security firewall.” ]


XQE-MD-0007 Unable to establish a metadata connection to data source

Possible solution:
The user in CA11 does not have needed rights inside the TM1 application, login with TM1 Architect and give the user who try to create a report more Admin access inside the TM1 solution. Then test to create a report again.

Can also be that the DOMAIN name is not correct listed inside Cognos Configuration for CAF at Valid domains or hosts field.

– Open Cognos Configuration.
– In the left pane, click on the Cognos Application Firewall node.
– Select the “Valid domains or hosts” property and click the edit button.
– Add additional webserver hostname:port entries as required.


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Planning Analytics 2.0.5
Microsoft Windows 2016 server
Microsoft Excel 365 Office version 1803 click-to-run
Planning Analytics for Excel from C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\IBM for Microsoft Office\cmplst.txt
[Main Applications]

COR_APP_name=Cognos 8 Analysis for Excel
CAFES_name=Cafes for Excel
CORREDIST_name=IBM Planning Analytics for Excel
COI_name=IBM Cognos COI

When insert a custom report or dynamic report on this sheet, you get #NAME? instead of the numbers for the formula =DBRW($A$1,$A10,$B$2,E$6,$B$4,$B$3).
Click on Rebuild sheet does not help.
Insert a quick report on the sheet gives you numbers.

Check that all the add-ins for Excel are installed.
Inside Excel go to File – Options.

Click on Add-ins
at Manage: Excel Add-ins click on GO.

The TM1 part is missing.
Click on Browse and go to C:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\IBM for Microsoft Office folder.

Select CognosOfficeTM1.xll and click OK.

Now you have the Add-ins you also need. Click OK.

You need both IBM Cognos Office Reporting TM1 addin and the IBM Framework for Office COM add-in to make PAX work.

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