KB-1054 How to change the directories used by the configure script

This article outlines the process used to update the locations of <JBOSS_HOME>, <REPO_HOME>, and the location of your latest Appian backup used by the Configure Script (configure.bat|sh) in Appian 7.9 and later. This is to be used in the event that these locations have changed since they were defined initially in configure.bat|sh, or if there was a mistake in initially defining any of these values.

To change the path of <JBOSS_HOME>, <REPO_HOME>, or the location of your latest Appian backup used by configure.bat|sh, perform the following:

  1. Navigate to <APPIAN_HOME>/_admin/_scripts/configure.
  2. Modify the .configure file.
    Note: This file is hidden by default. Check documentation specific to your operating system about how to expose hidden files. The contents of the file should look like what is shown below (certain lines may not be present depending on which tasks have been executed previously in configure.bat|sh):

    #Tue Oct 20 09:52:32 EDT 2015
  3. Make necessary modifications and save the file.
  4. In a new command prompt window (Windows) or Terminal window (Unix), navigate to <APPIAN_HOME>/_admin/_scripts/configure.
  5. Run configure.bat|sh. The updated locations should be printed immediately.

Affected Versions

This article applies to Appian 7.9 and later.

Last Reviewed: February 2017