Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Here's some quick information on how Forecaster stores application connections.

I'm running Forecaster 7.0 under Citrix and we ran into an issue where any new application connections that we're being created weren't being saved. It turns out that these connections are stored thusly:

T:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Forecaster\Forecaster.ini
(where T: is our system drive letter under Citrix).

The contents of Forecaster.ini are pretty straight forward, here's an example entry:

FileName=T:\Program Files\Microsoft Forecaster 7.0\Demo70.mdb

We're getting around the fact that Citrix cleans up this file on logoff (thus erasing any newly created application connections) by using a batch file to copy this file to and from the user's home drive during logon and logoff.

I hope this helps with anyone needing make sure these entries get saved or if they need to be moved (or copied or whatever)!