The ActiveControl front-end is a Windows application that is installed on the local PC in the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Basis Technologies\ActiveControl
The ActiveControl.exe must be run from here but can also be accessed via shortcut pointing to installed location.
To login to ActiveControl you will require a valid user ID and password in the ActiveControl domain controller system. Starting ActiveControl will present the following login screen:
Select the ActiveControl domain controller system and client.
Enter your User ID and password for the ActiveControl domain controller and click on the OK button.
ActiveControl uses either saplogon.ini or SAPUILandscape.xml files on the local PC to determine this list of systems to connect to. In order to understand where ActiveControl looks for the files click on [Config] and it will show all the places on the PC where ActiveControl has detected the aforementioned .ini and .xml files:
1) Local ActiveControl folder (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Basis Technologies\ActiveControl)
2) Windows directory
3) Directories stored in the registry by SAP GUI
4) SAPLOGON_INI_FILE environment variable (saplogon.ini only)
5) %APPDATA%\SAP\Common folder (XML only) – this is the default location for the ‘local configuration path’.
Please be aware that ActiveControl will still continue to look at old saplogon.ini files if the customer moves over to xml-based config files if the historical ini. file still exists, so users may need to check that both ActiveControl and SAP are using the same configuration files after doing a SAP GUI upgrade (or ActiveControl upgrade).