This is the folder containing:
- Your Kappris licence
- Your Kappris initialisation file
- Your Kappris Central Configuration file
- Your Printer Snapshots folder
- Your User Settings folder
- Your Print Log Data folder
Finding the Central Configuration Folder
You can find the location of the Central Configuration Folder from Microsoft Word by bringing up the Kappris print dialog and selecting Options|Configuration. The Central Configuration Folderis the path to your "Configuration file location".
An alternative way to find the location of the Central Configuration Folder is to run the Kappris Control Panel (KpMgr.exe) and select Tools|Options.
The location of this folder can only be changed by editing the file "config.ini" in the Kappris program files folder:
This entry is a pointer to the Kappris Initialisation file and the Central Configuration Folder is deemed to be the folder containing this file.
Kappris Licence File
Your licence key will be sent to you as a zip file containing licence.xml.
Feel free to view the licence in your favourite xml viewer. DO NOT attempt to change the licence file. It is a "signed" document and cannot be altered without rendering it invalid.
To activate the licence, simply place the unzipped licence.xml in your Central Configuration Folder, replacing any other licence.xml.
Kappris Initialisation File
This file is usually called "kappris.ini" and contains TWO administrator-configurable settings:
Settings File Differentiator=%COMPUTERNAME%
The name of the Kappris Central Configuration file. You may call this file anything you like but the conventional name is "kappris_main.cfg". This entry can only be changed by editing the file.
Settings File Differentiator
The name of the environment variable Kappris should read from the user's environment space in order to determine the name of the user's Printer Priority settings file. Standard values are %USERNAME%, %COMPUTERNAME% and %CLIENTNAME% but ANY environment variable my be used, prefixed and suffixed with %. This entry can also be changed using Tools|Options in the Kappris Control Panel (KPMgr.exe).
Kappris Central Configuration file
This file is usually called "kappris_main.cfg" and contains hundreds of administrator-configurable settings. It contains all centralised settings for Paper Types, Watermarks, Print Modes, Printer Profiles etc.
Direct editing of this file is NOT SUPPORTED. USE THE KAPPRIS CONTROL PANEL (KPMgr.exe)
Printer Snapshots Folder
This folder is called "Snapshots" and its sub-folders contain driver snapshots used to configure printer options before printout is actually sent to the destination printer. The contents of this folder is managed by the Kappris Control Panel.
User Settings Folder
This folder is called "Settings" and it contains printer priority files relevant to users and their workstations.
Print Log Data Folder
This folder is called "XMLData" and it contains XML log files for each and every job that passes through Kappris (only if logging is active).
Central Configuration Folder - User: read-only, System Manager: read, write, delete (NB granting full rights to all users has never caused a problem yet)
Printer Snapshots Folder - User: read, write, System Manager: read, write, delete
User Settings Folder - User: read, write, System Manager: read, write, delete
Print Log Data Folder - User: read, write, System Manager: read, write, delete