Adding an Additional Setting from the CommCell Console

You can add an additional setting from the CommCell Console.

You can add an additional setting to the following CommCell entities:

  • CommServe

  • MediaAgent

  • Clients

  • Client Groups

  • Users (CommServDB.Console settings only)

  • User Groups (CommServDB.Console settings only)

  • Domains (CommServDB.Console settings only)


In a cluster environment, you must specify the additional settings on the physical nodes (the client computers), not on the cluster server. For more information, see Configuring Additional Settings in a Cluster Environment.



Both the names and the categories (also called types) of additional settings are case sensitive. When you add or modify the name or the category of an additional setting, match the capitalization that is in the additional settings database.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the entity, and then click Properties.

  2. To work with a MediaAgent or a client, in the Properties dialog box, click Advanced.

  3. On the Additional Settings tab, click Add.

  4. In the Add Additional Settings dialog box, do the following:

    1. In the Name box, type the name of the additional setting.

    2. In the Category box, select the category for the additional setting, for example, CommServe.

    3. In the Type box, select the type for the additional setting, for example, Boolean.

    4. In the Value box, type the value of the additional setting.

  5. In the Comment box, enter comments for the additional setting.

  6. Click OK to save the additional setting configuration.

    To change the value of an existing additional setting, select the additional setting from the list, and then click Edit.

  7. Click OK.