The Preferences.ini file is a global preferences file normally found in the PCSchool/Data directory on the PC School Server.
These settings are all defined in the Webapp section of the file.
The LogFolder key defines a path to a folder where the webapp will create log files. Leaving this value as blank or unset will result in no log files being created, which may result in better performance.
- Available in Webapp 2.0.4+
The SynchTypesAllowed key defined what types of synchs will be honoured during a Markbook save in the webapp. These settings only apply for version 2 Markbooks created in PC School version 2007.3+.
The key should be of a format of <type1>|<type2>. The available Synch Types and codes are:
- Always: 1
- Full: 2
- 2 Way Synch: 4
Read only (5) and Never (3) are normally not Synchronised at all, but can be setup to synch in the file is desired. If this value is not set, then synchronisation will never occur.
Note these settings only apply to saving Markbooks in Spider/Webapp
- Available in Webapp version 2.0.5+
Setting the PointOfSale key to TRUE will make the Point of Sale button appear in the PC School Main Menu. This setting is only really relevant for schools with Point of Sale installed. If this value is not set then the button will not appear.
- the value TRUE must be defined in uppercase.
These settings related to the Email and Emerge components of PC School
This setting will change the font size used in all RTF Controls in PC School. Is particularly useful for setting the font size used in Emails.
This setting will change the font type used in all RTF Controls in PC School. Is particularly useful for setting the font used in Emails.
[eMerge] DefaultFontName=Courier New
This will tell PC School to use SSL when connecting to a mail server. This is generally a requirement when using email with Google Apps.
Sample Preferences.ini File
Here is an example of a preferences.ini, and should give you an idea of how this file is expected to look:
[Last Accessed] Date=8/02/2008 4:09:44 PM [Webapp] LogFolder=C:\Temp\ SynchTypesAllowed=1 [eReturns] WSSServer=10.1.1.7 WSSServerPort=7123 Proxy=someproxy ProxyPort=120 [Modules] PointOfSale=TRUE [Markbook] NonCollateSync 340=FALSE CollateSync 340=FALSE
The above information is for users of PCSchool Student Management School Software.