|Q: What happened to VISTA.INI?
Dr. Broker: Applications
compiled with V. 1.0 of the RPC Broker use a workstation's VISTA.INI file. This file
contains settings made by a site manager and is used to determine the location of the
Client Manager, server(s) and listener port(s) to connect to, and programmer preferences
of the Broker component.
Applications compiled with V. 1.1 of the RPC Broker no longer look at the VISTA.INI
file. Instead, they look at the what the site manager specifies in a workstation's Windows
Registry. The VISTA.INI settings are copied to the Window's Registry during the end-user
workstation installation of version 1.1 of the Broker. The Registry is used to determine
the location of the Client Agent, server(s) and listener port(s) that a workstation can
connect to, signon screen user customizations, and programmer preferences of the Broker
To modify the list of servers in the Windows Registry, use the SERVERLIST.EXE program
provided with the Broker Development Kit.
If your site is supporting applications compiled with both V. 1.1 and 1.0 of the
RPC Broker, you need to maintain the list of servers to connect to in both places (Windows
Registry and VISTA.INI) until all of your applications are recompiled with V. 1.1
of the RPC Broker.
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