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As I wrote about yesterday, I am in the process of building out virtual images with PerformancePoint. I figured out how to rename the server and have both SharePoint Services and PerformancePoint work (see yesterday's post.) 

Today, while working with the server, I realized that none of my Proclarity views were working.  I tried several things and finally I gave up, uninstalled the Proclarity Analytics Server and re-installed it.  This worked great in getting it up and running.  Only took about 10 minutes.  Once that was taken care of, the Proclarity reports still didn't work.  I thought I had a great idea and I set everything up as http://localhost instead of the server name.  So I went through every report on my server and pointed them from the older server to localhost.  This was a slow process, but once it was done everything worked great.... FROM my machine.  As soon as I ran the dashboard from another box, it failed.  The moral of the story is, DO NOT use localhost as the server name in Proclarity reports.  I thought I was saving myself some effort if I clone the VS. I then had to go back and reset them all to the new server name.  This is a pain because I did it all by hand.  Soon I will document the steps to save this off as a BSWX file and modify the xml to change the urls.  This is a much more efficient way to go, especially if you have to do it twice. 

Once this was done, everything worked great.  If I find a better way to handle Proclarity, I'll re-post.  In the meantime, this works, so give it a try.


Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:06 PM SharePoint , PerformancePoint | Back to top

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If you're still manually copying and modifying things when moving between environments, then you need to try this CodePlex tool:

It will do that for you now.

- Kevin I
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