How to setup PowerConvert to not replace Hal and Kernel during a conversion

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  • 05-Jan-2007
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The following Knowledge-Base article discusses how to configure PowerConvert to not replace the HAL and KERNEL when performing a conversion. These procedures should only be done if there is a custom HAL/KERNEL on the customer's source server or if we are swapping the wrong HAL/KERNEL during the job.

Disclaimer: performing the web.config edit procedure will cause PowerConvert not to overwrite the HAL and KERNEL on the target system with the ones included in PowerConvert. If you wish to have the HAL and KERNEL replaced by PowerConvert the web.config must be edited back to its original state.




  • On the PlateSpin server browse to \Program Files\PlateSpin Portability Suite Server\Web and using a text editor open the file web.config

Locate the line:
 <add key="DoNotReplaceSysFiles" value="false" />

And change its value to “true” (as per the example below):

 <add key="DoNotReplaceSysFiles" value="true " />

  • Save and exit the file and run a regular conversion job.

PlateSpin will not replace the HAL and KERNEL files on any of the following conversion attempts unless the web.config is modified back to it's original state.