Product:
Cognos Controller 11.0.1200
Windows Server 2022

Issue:

When press the excel icon in Cognos Controller, excel starts but there is no controller toolbar inside.

Solution:

Check that you have two lines for cognos controller in options-add in.

if not, ensure that one is not disabled.

1. Launch Excel

2. Click “File – Options”

3. Click “Add-ins”:

4. Change “Manage” to “Disabled Items” and click ‘Go’:

5. Highlight the Controller add-in (“cognos controller link for Microsoft excel (adxloader.Controller.ExcelLink.dll)”), and click “Enable“:

6. Test.

If that not helps, try to add the add-in manually.

More information:

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/missing-menu-item-controller-excel-excel-add-not-visible-active-caused-com-add-inside-disabled-items 

 

Product:
Planning Analytics Workspace 95
Microsoft Windows 2019 server

Issue:

In PAW administration page, for the agents, the version number is not showing the PAA agent version installed.

Version 2.0.93.1280

When you have installed PAA_Agent version 95. By command similar to this:

UpdatePAAAgent.bat “D:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\tm1_64”

Solution:

This value is from the file D:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\tm1_64\paa_agent\paaAgentCache\serversInfo.json

Test to erase the folder D:\Program Files\ibm\cognos\tm1_64\paa_agent\paaAgentCache in your lab environment, before you install the paa-agent, to see if that solves the issue. In most cases this does not work, and you have to reinstall PAL.

Our guess is that the different version of PAA Agent use different scripts/folders and therefor this file is not correct updated.

 

 

More Information:

https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/planning-analytics/2.1.0?topic=components-planning-analytics-administration-agent-local-only 

 

 

Product:
Microsoft Azure

Issue:
You get a mail about that some of your subscriptions parts are expire in a few days like “Your Storage File Data Privileged Contributor role in the prod subscription will expire in 1 day(s)”

Solution:

Depending how your Azure accounts are setup and handled by your organisation, but it should be similar to this:

(you need to be owner of the subscription, to be able to extend the role for your self)

Go to azure  Home – Microsoft Azure

Search for PIM.  Click on Privileged Identity Management

Expand tasks and click on my roles.

Go to Azure Resources, and for the subscriptions you need to extend, go to owner line and activate you as owner.

click on activate. After someone have approved, go to next step.

Click on Privileged Identity Management, to get back to the start page of PIM.

Click now on Azure resources under Manage, and from the new page drop down select the subscription you want to handled.

Click on Manage button, after you have selected a subscription.

Click on Assignments under Manage. Then browse the lines to the right, to find what roles you can extend. Click on extend link.

Set a date, at least a year in the future. Press save.  Repeat for all roles you need to extend.

If you do not find your role, check under the Expired assignments tab – to see if it is there, and you can extend it there.

Repeat for all subscriptions you have in Azure.

 

More Information:

Renew Azure resource role assignments in PIM – Microsoft Entra ID Governance | Microsoft Learn

Extend or renew PIM for groups assignments – Microsoft Entra ID Governance | Microsoft Learn

What is Privileged Identity Management? – Microsoft Entra ID Governance | Microsoft Learn