Configuring Extra! HLLAPI short names for all users on Windows 10

  • 7024463
  • 28-Feb-2020
  • 28-Feb-2020

Environment

Extra! X-treme

Situation

With Extra! versions 9.5.1033 (9.5.0.1033) and earlier, when HLLAPI short names were configured for “Shared among all users,” the HLLAPI Short name associations were stored in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Attachmate\EXTRA!\WorkstationUser\ConfiguredSessions.  The problem is, with Windows 8 and later, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE is locked down for most users so the value is not saved.

Resolution

With Extra! 9.5.1042 and later, when a user configures HLLAPI short names for “Shared among all users,” the HLLAPI Short name associations are now stored to a public file in C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Micro Focus\EXTRA!\sessions.cfg.

If a second user to the machine creates a new Extra! configuration file or opens an existing configuration file when configuring HLLAPI short name if “Shared among all users” is selected, Extra! will read the contents C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Micro Focus\EXTRA!\sessions.cfg and display the HLLAPI configuration.

Additional Information

With earlier versions of Extra!, for a manual workaround that involves editing the registry, see KB 7021718.

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