Preparing a Shared Folder for server.conf on a Windows System

  1. Create a shared folder on a file server.

  2. Attach the shared folder to each machine that is to host PPM.

  3. If you plan to host multiple PPM Server clusters (instances) under the same account on a single machine, do the following. Otherwise, proceed to step 4.

    1. Using a text editor, create a file named "ppm_server_conf.env", and add to it the following text:

      export PPM_SERVER_CONF_DIR=//<IP_Address>/<Shared_Folder>
    2. Save the ppm_server_conf.env file in the <PPM_Home> directory and close the file.

  4. Open the Control Panel and define an environment variable named PPM_SERVER_CONF_DIR for an account that is to run PPM nodes on Windows. The value of the environment variable is the location of the shared folder.

    Caution: Make sure that you use Universal Naming Convention (UNC) notation (//<IP_Address>/<Shared_Folder> or <File_Server_Name>/<Shared_Folder>) to specify the location of your shared folder.