Settings in the Shopping Admin Console are typically set during installation but you can modify them post-installation. Updates are picked up by the web application on session state expiration, which can be up to 20 minutes (defined in the web.config file). Click Save to implement your changes or Discard to revert to the changes.

Admin Console Settings

To make any changes effective, you must:

  • restart IIS and if you are using multiple Web-only Shopping websites, restart IIS for all of them.
  • restart the Shopping Central service

On this page:

Active Directory

The Active Directory (AD) Server alias or IP Address is required when installing the Shopping Database. These settings let you modify the way that AD is accessed and used.

From Shopping 5.3 onwards, all LDAP over SSL calls are made using secured ports (636 and 3269). However, there is a caveat to this security implementation. A number of Shopping components use native Windows APIs and native Windows controls to query the AD.

For example, the Select User or Group dialog, used to search for users, groups or machines in the domain, in the Shopping Admin Console is one such control. It is an in-built Windows control which provides network-based security using the Kerberos authentication protocol where:
Select user or group dialog 

  • Only valid and registered domain network users can make LDAP calls to the domain controller – the Select User or Group dialog makes a Kerberos-based authentication before sending the LDAP query.
  • Communications between the Select User or Group dialog and the domain controller (DC) are Kerberos encrypted (sign and seal).
  • The Kerberos protocol uses unsecured ports (389 and 3268) for LDAP related communications with the domain controller. It results in the Select User or Group dialog using unsecured ports as it relies on Kerberos protocol for any interaction with the AD/DC.

By default, all native Windows APIs and Windows controls use the Kerberos security protocol and does not provide a means to configure it for the LDAP over SSL security feature. Shopping components will continue to make LDAP over SSL calls using secured ports (636 and 3269) where there is no dependency on the Kerberos protocol. For this reason, ports 389, 636, 3268 and 3269 must not be blocked on the domain controller. If they are restricted, then all the servers hosting Shopping components must be added to the exception list so that Shopping can make the specific LDAP calls.

SettingDefault valueNotes
AD Email Field
mailThe AD field that holds the email address for an account.
AD Manager Account Field
manager

The AD field that holds the manager account for an account.

If you change this to an AD text attribute you will need to ensure that the attribute is filled in with the AD distinguished name for the manager, not just the user name, otherwise Shopping will be unable to derive the details for the manager account
AD Server
Set by installer

The Active Directory server IP Address or server name. The Active Directory Domain Controller prerequisites has recommendations on which DC to use.


Installer property: ACTIVE_DIRECTORY_SERVER

AD Trusts
No default value set

The trusted domain to be added to Shopping’s AD support. This may be from an external trust or a forest trust to a root domain. Supported forest, domain and trust configurations are described in Active Directory supported scenarios.

LDAP over SSL/TLS Enabled
True

Enables LDAPS between Shopping and the DC.

Use Global Catalog
TrueIf True, Shopping uses the AD Global Catalog for AD queries and the AD server must be a global catalog AD server. If False, Shopping is restricted to the local domain and uses LDAP to support access to Shopping.

Branch Approval

This section lets you configure the settings for branch administered applications.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Branch Admins Require Approval
False

Determines whether branch administrators require approval when shopping for others.

Values are:

  • True – approval required
  • False – enables Shopping for others to bypass the approval process
Maximum Branch Approval Hours
72

Number of hours before a request for a branch application approval is escalated to administrators acting in their deputy roles for that branch.

Central Service

This section lets you configure Central Service settings.

SettingDefault valueNotes
ActiveEfficiency ServerName
No default value setSets the location of the ActiveEfficiency Server.
Allow Implicit Access For AD Integration
FalseDetermines whether the Shopping central service account needs direct read/write access to the Shopping AD Integration and Console Access security groups, or whether it can use implicit read/write access by virtue of any AD security groups it belongs to. Values are:
  • True – the Shopping central service account does not need direct read/write access to the Shopping AD security groups it only needs to belong to a group that has read/write access.
  • False – the Shopping central service account must have direct read/write permissions to the Shopping AD security groups set
Application Retry Interval
5Interval (in minutes, hours or days – see Application Retry Units) between successive attempts to process workflow items associated with an application request.
Application Retry Units
Minutes

The units used in the application retry interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
Approval Escalation Interval
1Approval time limit (in minutes, hours or days – see Approval Escalation Units) before an approver's deputy is promoted as the main approver and they are forwarded an application request email.
Approval Escalation Units
Days

The units used in the Approval Escalation Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
Data Grooming Interval
1Interval (in minutes, hours or days – see Data Grooming Units) between data grooming operations. These clear any un-purchased items in a user's baskets that are older than the Maximum Days In Basket setting.
Data Grooming Time
00:00Time of day (in minutes, hours or days expressed as hours:minutes in 24-hour notation – see Data Grooming Units) in which the grooming takes place and only valid when the Data Grooming Units setting is set to Days. The setting control in the console lets you change these values independently using spinner buttons.
Data Grooming Units
Days

The units used in the Data Grooming Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
Email Retry Interval
5Interval (in minutes, hours or days – see Email Retry Units) between retries for failed email deliveries.
Email Retry Units
Minutes

The units used in the Email Retry Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
Maximum Email Retries
3Maximum number of times to retry sending failed email deliveries.
OS Deployment Calendar Reminder Time
15 Configure the time (in minutes) before which OS Deployment reminder pop up will show in Outlook. This is after downloading the calendar file from OSD Banner.
OS Deployment Calendar Schedule Time Interval
 3Configure the time (in hours) for which OS migration will be booked in Outlook. This is after downloading the calendar file from OSD Banner.
OSD Completed Machine Discovery Interval
2Frequency (in minutes, hours or days – see OSD Completed Machine Discovery Units) in which the Shopping central service checks with Configuration Manager to see if the machine has been discovered post-OS deployment.
OSD Completed Machine Discovery Units
Minutes

The units used in the OSD Completed Machine Discovery Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
Overdue Pending Orders Time Out
72

Overdue pending orders will automatically be failed after this timeout period in hours. (this setting is always in hours).

Note: setting this value to high can have a negative effect on shoppers experience as well as the total number of items the Shopping Receivers are actively checking status for in Configuration Manager.

Overdue Pending Orders Interval
1

This setting is designed to control the frequency that the Shopping Central Service will check for Overdue and pending orders. Orders that have exceeded the configurable value in (Overdue Pending Orders Time Out) are automatically failed so that if the Shopping Application is configured for re-shopping the item can be re-requested by the same user.

The Interval is in minutes, hours or days based on Fail Overdue Pending Orders Units below for failing overdue pending orders.

Overdue Pending Orders Units
Hours

Controls the Fail Overdue Pending Orders Interval setting above.

Walues are:

  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
Pending Requests Interval Seconds
10

Interval (in seconds) between checking for pending workflow integration requests. You can modify this interval with by running the command line:

CentralService –PendingRequestsIntervalSecs=interval_in_seconds

where interval_in_seconds is the new interval for polling pending requests.

Records Purge Days
 99999

Number of days after which EmailRetry and OrderHistory records will be purged. To stop purging records, set this value to 99999.


Default value: 99999

Minimum value: 30

Maximum value: 2147483647

Recommended value: Depends on customer's database size. This feature is for customers that are facing performance issues with large number of records, thereby impacting performance (especially with reports). Do not change this value if you are not facing such issues.

Retry Path
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\
1E\ShoppingCentral\
Retry\
The full path to the retry folder.
SCCM Old Connection String

The SQL connection string to the Configuration Manager 2007 system. Used during the upgrade process from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 while both systems are running in parallel to enable new machines in Configuration Manager 2007 to be imported into Shopping. This should be used in conjunction with the Sync Machines From Old Sccm setting.
Scheduled Uninstall Interval

Frequency (in minutes, hours or days – see Schedule Uninstall Units) the Shopping database is polled to see if scheduled uninstalls or uninstall reminders are due.
Scheduled Uninstall Units
Days

The units used in the Scheduled Uninstall Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
Script Temp Path
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\
1E\ShoppingCentral\
temp\

The full path to the temporary folder used for workflow integration scripts. You can modify the location by running the command line:

CentralService –ScriptTempPath=temp_location_for_scriptfiles

where temp_location_for_scriptfiles is the new location for the temporary script files to run.

Script Timeout Seconds
10

Maximum duration (in seconds) to wait for Workflow Integration Scripts to return a value. You can modify the duration by running the command line:

CentralService –ScripTimeoutSecs=timeout_in_seconds

where timeout_in_seconds is the new interval in seconds.

Send OS Deployment Confirmation Email
True

Sends an email informing the user that their OS deployment has been scheduled.

Send OS Deployment Imminent Email
24
Send OS Deployment Reminder Email
7

Sends an email informing the user that their OS deployment will begin in the specified number of hours. Set to 0 for no email. 

Sends an email informing the user Your OS deployment for Machine NAME is scheduled to begin at TIME.

The following settings determine the polling interval for checking if an email must be sent:

  • Send OS Migration Imminent Email Interval
  • Send OS Migration Imminent Email Units

Sends an email informing the user that their OS deployment will begin in the specified number of days. Set to 0 for no email.

Sends an email informing the user This is an early reminder. Your operating system upgrade for computer NAME is scheduled to begin at TIME on DATE.

The following settings determine the polling interval for checking if an email must be sent:

  • Send OS Migration Reminder Email Interval
  • Send OS Migration Reminder Email Units

Send OS Migration Cancelled Email Interval
5

Polling interval to check if cancelled OS Migration emails must be sent. The polling interval units are set in Send OS Migration Cancelled Email Units below.

The cancellation may occur through the administrator cancelling or rescheduling the migration, or because items in the Shopping OSD application may have had permission changes applied or been deleted.

Send OS Migration Cancelled Email Units
Minutes

The units used in the Send OS Migration Cancelled Email Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days (1)
  • Hours (2)
  • Minutes (3)
Send OS Migration Imminent Email Interval
1

Polling interval to check if pending OS Migration Imminent emails must be sent. The polling interval units are set in Send OS Migration Imminent Email Units below.

Emails are sent according to the value of Send OS Deployment Imminent Email above.

Send OS Migration Imminent Email Units
Hours

The units used in the Send OS Migration Imminent Email Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days (1)
  • Hours (2)
  • Minutes (3)
Send OS Migration Reminder Email Interval
7

Polling interval to check if pending OS Migration Reminder emails must be sent prior to an OS Migration taking place. The polling interval units are set in Send OS Migration Reminder Email Units below.

Emails are sent according to the value of Send OS Deployment Reminder Email above.

Send OS Migration Reminder Email Units
Days

The units used in the Send OS Migration Reminder Email Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days (1)
  • Hours (2)
  • Minutes (3)
Sync Machines and Users from Active Efficiency
This setting is deprecated as Machines and Users are always retrieved from ActiveEfficiency.
Sync Machines From Old Sccm
False

Determines whether the synchronization of new Configuration Manager 2007 machines into Shopping is enabled.

Values are:

  • True – enables synchronization (ensure the SCCM Old Connection string is set before you enable synchronization)
  • False – disables synchronization
Users and Machines, AD Sync Interval
1Interval (in minutes, hours or days – see Users and Machines, AD Sync Units) for synchronizing the values held in the Shopping database for the user's and approver's manager and email details with their values set in Active Directory.
Users and Machines, AD Sync Units
Days

Value the Users and Machines, AD Sync Interval setting.

Values are:

  • Days (1)
  • Hours (2)
  • Minutes (3)

Computer Category administrators

This section lets you configure how the Computer Category administrator details are set.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Enforce Boundaries
True

Determines whether Computer Category administrators can shop for applications on machines outside their computer category.

Vales are:

  • True –  can only shop for applications whose associated computer categories match those in the selected target machines
  • False – can shop for any application on the machines in their computer category.
Show Admin Tab
True

Determines the visibility of the Admin tab in the Shopping Web.

Values are:

  • True – Computer Category administrators are full Shopping administrators
  • False – Computer Category administrators are limited to only Shopping for other computers.

Configuration Manager

The Shopping Central service queries the Configuration Manager central database using SQL. Please refer to Preparation: Shopping Central service account.

SettingDefault valueNotes
ConfigMgr Database Access Group
Set by installerInformation only setting that shows the AD security group associated with read-only access to Configuration Manager database. Console users are required to be in this group to perform actions in Sites\Applications nodes.

Installer property: SHOPPINGCONSOLESMSUSERS
Query SCCM Data From Server
TrueDetermines whether Shopping retrieves information about machines directly from the Configuration Manager server. Values are:
  • True
  • False
SCCM Version
Set by installerInformation only setting that shows the version number of the current Configuration Manager installation.

Console

This section lets you configure Console behaviour.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Admin Console Manages Groups
True

Determines whether the Admin Console adds or removes AD group members based on the Node Security settings.

Values are:

  • True – Admin console will add/remove AD group members.
  • False – AD group members will not change regardless of the Node Security settings.
Apple app store home URL
https://itunes.apple.com/in/genre/ios/id36?mt=8Home page for the Apple device application store, as used on the Mobile Details screen in the New Mobile Application wizard and the Mobile tab on the mobile application Properties dialog.
Full Database Access Group
Set by installerInformation only setting that shows the AD security group associated with full Shopping database access.  Console users are required to be in this group to be able to perform privileged actions in Sites\Applications\Settings\Node Security nodes.

Installer property: SHOPPINGCONSOLEADMINUSERS
Google app store home URL
https://play.google.com/store/appsHome page for the Android device store, as used on the Mobile Details screen in the New Mobile Application wizard and the Mobile tab on the mobile application Properties dialog.
Limited Database Access Group
Set by installerInformation only setting that shows the AD security group associated with limited Shopping database access. Console users are required to be in this group to perform actions in Approvers\Users Categories\Computer Categories\Event Log nodes. In earlier releases this setting was called Console User Account.

Installer property: SHOPPINGCONSOLEUSERS
Number of Events To Display
500Number of most recent events events to display in the Events section of the Shopping Admin console.
Windows app store home URL
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/Home page for the Windows device application store, as used on the Mobile Details screen in the New Mobile Application wizard and the Mobile tab on the mobile application Properties dialog.

Deputy Approver

This section lets you configure how the Deputy Approver details are set.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Auto Reject Timeout
10Time (in days) before a request is rejected automatically by the system while waiting for an approver to approve or reject.
Deputy Default
Set by installer

The account to be used as a default deputy for any approver is absent.

This account or group must have an email address. The installer checks the ADMINACCOUNT has an email address during installation.  The existence of the account or group and its email address is not checked if this value is changed after installation.

Installer property: ADMINACCOUNT
Maximum Approval Hours
24Interval (in hours) before a request email is escalated to a Deputy Approver via email notification. Must be the same or greater than the value of Approval Escalation Interval. Minimum is 1 hour.

Email attachments

This section displays some internally used settings.

SettingDefault valueNotes
All Approval Applications
FalseThis flag is used internally. Values are:
  • True
  • False
Approval Applications With Cost
FalseThis flag is used internally. Values are:
  • True
  • False

Integration

This section lets you configure the different integration modes.

SettingDefault valueNotes
AppClarity Database
 No default value setName of the AppClarity database to connect to.
AppClarity Database Server Instance
 No default value setName of database server instance hosting the AppClarity database.
  • Use the <ServerName> format If the AppClarity database is hosted on the default SQL Server instance
  • Use the <ServerName>\<InstanceName> format if the AppClarity database is hosted on a named SQL Server instance
AppClarity Endpoint
 No default value set

The AppClarity integration services URL. For example,

http://<server name>:8335/appclarity/services/integration

where <server name> is the server where the AppClarity service is installed. If the URL has been modified from the default, contact the AppClarity administrator for details of the integration services URL.

AppClarity Integration
FalseValues are:
  • True – use AppClarity for software inventory
  • False
AppMigration Endpoint
 No default value set

The SLA Platform service endpoint URL that is used to query it for reinstall applications during as OS deployment. Used when the AppMigration mode is AppMigration. For example,

http://[ServerName.DomainName:Port]
https://[ServerName.DomainName:Port]
AppMigration Mode
ShoppingWhere information about applications to be reinstalled during an OS deployment is derived from:
  • Shopping – information is derived from Shopping
  • AppMigration – information is derived from the SLA Platform
Catalog Endpoint
 No default value set

Location where the 1E Catalog is installed. Examples:

http://localhost/CatalogWeb/Api
http(s)://[ServerName.DomainName[:Port]]/CatalogWeb/Api
Integration Mode
AppClarity

Indicates how Shopping applications and application migration rules are mapped to applications:

  • AppClarity - only used for AppClarity 5.0 (or earlier)
  • Catalog

If you are running AppClarity 5.1 or later, use the upgrade tool to update existing application mapping and application migration rules to use the Catalog and update Integration Mode to Catalog.

SLA Platform Password
 No default value setThe password for the SLA Platform account used to query the platform for reinstall applications during and OS deployment. This setting is required when AppMigration Mode is AppMigration.
SLA Platform Username
 No default value set

The name of the SLA Platform account (in the format: user@domain) used to query the platform for reinstall applications during an OS deployment. This setting is required when AppMigration Mode is AppMigration.

Licensing

This section lets you define the Global License Manager.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Global License Manager Account
Set by installerAccount name for the global license manager who will receive all the license alert emails.

Installer property: LICENSEMGRACCOUNT
Global License Manager Email
Set by installerEmail address to be notified when license exceptions occur. Derived from the AD email set for the account provided in the installer.

Installer property: LICENSEMGRACCOUNT

Localization

This section controls the localization of the language used in the Shopping emails and Website.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Default Language For Emails
en (English)Default language used for the emails. This determines which set of email templates are used.
Use Login Language
FalseDetermines whether to use default templates for emails or use email templates that correspond to the user's login language, i.e. their Internet Explorer language preference.

OS Deployment

This section controls the OS

Catalog Endpoint

deployment feature on the Shopping Website. There are several OS deployment and migration settings under the Central Service category. 

SettingDefault valueNotes
Enable Reinstall and License Management
TrueDetermines whether Shopping reinstalls applications and manages their licenses part of the OS deployment process. Values are:
  • True
  • False
Make OSD Confirm Box Visible
TrueDisplay the confirm checkbox on the final page of the OS deployment wizard in the Shopping portal. The displayed text is configurable in the GlobalResoureces.RESX file.
Values are:
  • True – displays the confirm checkbox
  • False – hides the confirm checkbox
OS Deployment Workflow
Integration Enabled
False

Determines the Shopping workflow integration for the OS deployment wizard.

Values are:

  • True – integration scripts associated with OS Deployment will be executed every time an OSD event is raised.
  • False
Use Extended Table For OSD
Reinstall Screen
FalseValues are:
  • True – the OSD wizard in the Shopping web portal will use the extended tb_OsdRecommendedItem table when displaying the applications to be re-installed following deployment.
  • False – uses the previously installed Shopping applications

OS Filtering

This section controls the filtering of applications on the Shopping Website according to whether the it is compatible with the user's OS. For more information see OS Filtering.

SettingDefault valueNotes
OS Filtering Enabled
False

Determines if Shopping hides applications from the Shopping website whose specified client platform is not compatible with the user's OS.

Values are:

  • True
  • False
OS Filtering Sync Period
720Duration (in minutes) for re-syncing Shopping with Configuration Manager to retrieve any specified client platforms set for a particular Application's install program.

Rental

This section lets you control the defaults for the Rental settings.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Final Reminder Days
1

Number of days before rental application uninstall that the final reminder email is sent to a user reminding them that the application is about to be uninstalled.

Must be less than the Reminder-Days.
Reminder Days
5

Number of days before rental application uninstall that a reminder email is sent to a user reminding them that the application is about to be uninstalled.

Must be greater than the Final Reminder-Days.
Rental Extension Default Days
90Default value for the Rental Extension days setting when first enabling Rental for an application.
Rental Extension Maximum Days
120Maximum value (in days) that the Rental Extension days setting can be set to when configuring Rental for an application.
Rental Extension Minimum Days
60Minimum value (in days) that the Rental Extension days setting can be set to when configuring Rental for an application.

System

This section lets you control the accounts used by Shopping for administration and viewing reports.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Admin Account
Set by installerInformation only setting that shows the AD account or group permitted to view the Shopping Admin pages. Installer property: ADMINACCOUNT
Admin Email
Set by installer

Determines if Shopping forwards alerts to the administrator email account. Derived from the AD email for the account provided in the ADMINACCOUNT installer property:

Admin Name
AdministratorInformation only setting that shows the name associated with the Administrator account with privileges to the Shopping database.
API Url
http://<ShoppingHost>/
ShoppingAPI
Sets the location of the ShoppingAPI.
Centralised Mode
False

When integrating with Configuration Manager 2012, for Shopping to work in centralized mode all Primary Receiver Services must be stopped.

Centralized mode is not compatible with Configuration Manager 2012 user or machine model Applications.

Values are:

  • True – all Collections and Advertisements are created on the Configuration Manager server (usually the central server) that the Shopping Central components are pointing at. This requires a Shopping Receiver to be installed on that Configuration Manager server
  • False – sets Shopping to work in non-centralized mode, this is required when using user and machine model applications from Configuration Manager 2012
Check Pending Order Status After
3Check Configuration Manager for the status of pending orders older than this number of hours. This is used when Configuration Manager receives status messages in the wrong order.
Clean Collections or Deployments for Disabled Applications after days
 90

Number of days after which collections or deployments will be deleted after disabling the ConfigMgr application in Shopping.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: 900

Full Admin For RBAC

Set to a list of Configuration Manager administrators with rights on all configurable items in Configuration Manager. Each entry on the list should be separated by a semi-colon (;). Each administrator should be defined in the format Domain\UserName.
Mail Format
HTMLInformation only setting that shows the format that will be used for user emails.
Number Of Receiver Order Processing Threads
 1

Number of threads that simultaneously process Shopping Receiver orders. Most applicable when Shopping order volume is great enough to cause delays during Shopping Receiver processing. Additional threads beyond 3 add decreasing benefits. Restart the Shopping website and Shopping Receiver service after changing this value.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: NA

RBAC Support Enabled
True

Determines if role-based access control (RBAC) is enabled or not. To enable RBAC you should also set WQL Support Enabled to True.

Values are:

  • True – enables RBAC to Configuration Manager via WMI
  • False – disables RBAC

Support for RBAC requires the Shopping Web application pool to have access to ConfigMgr WMI. Please refer to Preparation: Support for the Windows Servicing Assistant.

Receiver Account
Set by installerSets the account that must be used by all the Shopping Receivers. If a Shopping Receiver is configured to use a different account to the one set here it will get errors when attempting to connect.
Receiver Processing Batch Size
 10

Number of orders the Shopping Receiver will process in one batch. Most applicable when Shopping order volume is great enough to cause delays during Shopping Receiver processing. Restart the Shopping website and Shopping Receiver service after changing this value.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: 100

Reports Account
Set by installerSets the AD account or group permitted to view the Shopping reports pages. Initially set during installation.
Retry Status Update For Failed Installations for Time Interval
24

Time (in hours) for which status update will be retried for failed installations after the first update was received. This setting allows deployments that might succeed after a retry to properly reflect the success of that retry in Shopping.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: 2147483647

Service Account
Set by installerInformation only setting that shows the Shopping service account. Defined during installation
SMTP Server
Set by installerThe mail server alias or IP Address
Web URL
Set by installerSets the web URL for the Shopping Web Portal. This is used when linking approval emails to the Shopping website.
WQL Support Enabled
True

Determines how calls to the Configuration Manager servers are made – using Windows Management Instrumentation Query Language (WQL) or structured query language (SQL).

Values are:

  • True – enables WQL calls for Configuration Manager servers
  • False – enables direct SQL calls for Configuration Manager servers

Web Application

This section contains various settings for configuring Shopping.

SettingDefault valueNotes
1E Client loopback URL
http://localhost:8000/
ShoppingClientAgent/MachineInfo

Name and port for the Tachyon Agent web service used by the Shopping web application to retrieve machine information.

If you need to modify this setting, then only change the following  bold  values of this string.

http://localhost:8000/ShoppingClientAgent/MachineInfo

Application Name
Shopping

Sets the name given to the Shopping application as seen in the top left of the Shopping Portal.

You can make this blank or change the text but you should ensure the text fits.
Bypass Approval Accounts
 No default value set

User groups or accounts that will bypass the approval process for any of the applications that are visible to them. Each entry must be separated by a comma.

This field must be populated with care for two reasons: firstly the accounts specified here are not validated in web settings; secondly the users specified as accounts or members of the specified groups will bypass all the approval processes in Shopping meaning that they will gain unrestricted access to all Shopping applications visible to them.


Visibility restrictions via User and Computer Categories along with licensing restrictions do still apply to superusers as they would apply to a normal user.

Comments Always Expanded
False

Determines whether the comments for applications are expanded by default or not in the Shopping web portal.

Values are:

  • True – comments are expanded by default in the Shopping web portal
  • False – comments are collapsed by default in the Shopping web portal
Cookie Timeout
7Timeout (in days) for user-side cookies in the Shopping web-console.
Currency
English (United States) [en-US]The locale that determines the currency and number formatting used in the Shopping display for application costs.
Default View Mode
Grid

Default view for each user. May be a grid or list view.

Values are:

  • Grid – default view is Grid mode
  • List – default view is List mode
Enable Full Text Search
This setting is deprecated as full text search is always available in the Shopping Web portal.
Enable Mandatory Approval Comments
False

Determines if comments are mandatory for approvers when approving applications.

Values are:

  • True – approval comments are mandatory
  • False – approval comments are optional
Force Comment For Approval
True

Determines if comments are mandatory for users when shopping for applications that require approval.

Values are:

  • True - comments are mandatory
  • False - comments are optional
Force Comment For Non-Approval
False

Determines if comments are mandatory for users when shopping for applications that do not require approval.

Values are:

  • True - comments are mandatory.
  • False - comments are optional.
Help Desk Cost
40Typical cost for a help desk request in your organization – used to calculate the help desk cost savings to date, displayed on the Shopping home page.
Help Desk Time
30Typical time taken (in minutes) to respond to a help desk request in your organization – used to calculate the help desk time savings to date, displayed on the Shopping home page.
License Dependency
TrueControls whether licensing is enforced or not. Values are:
  • True – all application requests, once max licenses have been used, will not be processed.
  • False – even when the license count exceeds the set max licenses value, Application requests will be processed as normal.
Maximum Machines Count
100Maximum number of machines to be returned in machine searches on the web applications admin basket page.
Send Email When Application Deployed
TrueDetermines whether the user receives an email for application deployment success and failures.
Show Savings To Date
True

Determines if the Savings to date is displayed in the Shopping Web home page.

Values are:

  • True – shows Savings to Date information
  • False – hides Savings to Date information
Use Splash Message
Never Appear

Determines if a Welcome screen and message is displayed on the Shopping Web portal.

Values are:

  • Never Appear
  • AppearFirstTimeOnLogin
  • AppearEveryTimeOnLogin

Windows Servicing Assistant (WSA)

This section lets you configure the way that Shopping interacts with the Windows Servicing Assistant. Support for WSA requires the Shopping Web application pool to have access to ConfigMgr WMI. Please refer to Preparation: Support for the Windows Servicing Assistant.

SettingDefault Value

Notes

Alternative URLs
n/a

A list of URLs from which 1E Client Shopping module will allow launching the WSA wizard. Multiple URLs should be separated by pipe characters. For example: http://www.example.com|https://www.acme.local

Firefox support enabled
FALSEA boolean setting to enable support for the Firefox browser on HTTPS. If enabled, 1E Client Shopping module will create a CA certificate and a certificate with subject 'localhost' signed by the CA certificate and add those certificates to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities. This is required to allow launching the WSA wizard from third party websites like ServiceNow.
Loopback exemption enabled
FALSEIf enabled, this setting will allow Edge and Metro browsers to make http calls to localhost APIs exposed by 1E Client Shopping module.
Sync WSA Orders Account
n/aThe name for the account or security group used to call the LatestOrders api for syncing WSA orders with third party systems. The account should be in the Domain\LoginName format.
WSA System Folder Exclusions

%ONEDRIVE% |
%PROGRAMFILES% |
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)% |
%PROGRAMW6432% |
%PUBLIC% |
%SYSTEMROOT% |
%PROGRAMDATA% |
%SystemDrive%\Users

Enter a pipe-separated list of folders that should be excluded from all Capture or Wipe and Load Windows Servicing Assistant deployment types.

Workflow Integration

This section lets you configure the way that Shopping manages its workflow integration. More details on integrating with 3rd party applications can be found in The Shopping workflow documentation.

SettingDefault valueNotes
Application Request Cancelled
C:\Program Files\1E\
Shopping\CentralService\
WorkFlowIntegration\
ApplicationRequestCancelled.vbs
Name and location for the Application Request Cancelled Workflow script.
Application Request Deployed
C:\Program Files\1E\
Shopping\CentralService\
WorkFlowIntegration\
ApplicationRequestDeployed.vbs
Name and location for the Application Request Deployed Workflow script.
Application Requested
C:\Program Files\1E\
Shopping\CentralService\
WorkFlowIntegration\
ApplicationRequested.vbs
Name and location for the Application Requested Workflow script.
Approval Process Completed
C:\Program Files\1E\
Shopping\CentralService\
WorkFlowIntegration\
ApprovalProcessCompleted.vbs
Name and location for the Application Process Completed Workflow script.
Approval Update
C:\Program Files\1E\
Shopping\CentralService\
WorkFlowIntegration\
ApprovalUpdate.vbs
Name and location for the Approval Update Workflow script.
Installation Process Completed
C:\Program Files\1E\Shopping\
CentralService\WorkFlowIntegration\
InstallationProcessCompleted.vbs
Name and location for the Installation Process Completed Workflow script.
Maximum Workflow Retries
3Maximum number of times to retry executing a Workflow Integration script.
Number of Workflow Threads
 1

Number of threads that simultaneously process workflow requests. If you use Shopping's workflow integration and process large numbers of orders concurrently, you can improve its efficiency by increasing the number of workflow threads. Restart the ShoppingCentral service for this change to take effect.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: 5

Workflow Integration Mode
OffDetermines which callbacks are made to the workflow interface when shopping for an application. A callback is made for:
  • New requests
  • Approval updates
  • Approval process completes
  • Application request deployed
  • Installation process completed
  • Application request cancelled

Values are:
  • Off – no callbacks are made to the workflow interface.
  • BasicApproval – callback is made at new request, approval process complete, request cancelled.
  • FullApproval – callback is made at new request, approval update, approval process complete, request cancelled.
  • BasicApprovalAndConfigMgr – callback is made at new request, approval process complete, installation complete, request cancelled.
  • FullApprovalAndConfigMgr – callback is made at all 6 stages