"Your PDK Pathname Setting in the Dex.ini file may not be the same as the Pathname Setting" error message when you start Personal Data Keeper


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SYMPTOMS

When you start Personal Data Keeper (PDK), you receive the following error message:


Your PDK Pathname Setting in the Dex.ini file may not be the same as the Pathname Setting


CAUSE

Placement of the Dex.ini file can change some of the behavior of Personal Data Keeper in a hosted environment.


RESOULTION

The Dex.ini file generally resides in the Personal Data Keeper code folder. However, on a Terminal Server, the Dex.ini file can be moved to give you several different affects. For example, the Dex.ini file holds information that controls the username that defaults in the logon window, the DSN name to use, and some user preference settings.


One option is to rename the Dex.ini in the code folder and save a copy of it in the Windows folder under each user’s profile on the Terminal Server. This location is under “<local drive>:\Documents and Settings\<username>\profile\windows\”. With the Dex.ini file in this location, each user’s settings will be saved specifically for them and no change must be made to the shortcut that starts Personal Data Keeper.


If this is too much administrative overhead, the Dex.ini file can be standardized by setting the values that you want and then marking the Dex.ini file read only. Then all users will have the same starting settings and whatever changes they make during the session that might be stored in the Dex.ini file will not be saved.

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