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How to use a Launching Module in the VIP to generate a Repgen Report

Published date: 03 December 2018

Issue
In newer Operating Systems after Windows Server 2003 the VIP cannot launch a repgen session to generate a report.

Product
ION Enterprise 6.0.x
Struxureware Power Monitoring (SPM) 7.0.x
Power Monitoring Expert (PME) 7.2.x, 8.x, 9.0

Environment
Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Designer Application

Cause
A Microsoft security feature called session 0 isolation prevents services from interacting directly with the desktop.

Resolution
Use a launching module in the VIP to run a batch file that starts a scheduled task that runs the Repgen program.
Refer to the PDF attached to this article for details to setup the task, batch file and launching module.

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