The Structure of PS_HOME

This article gives a quick overview of the structure of the PS_HOME directory on a typical PeopleSoft file server. Note yours may be slightly different! There are some folders that I'm not really sure about. If you you know what they might be for, please add your comments.

Directories

  • appserv - application server/process scheduler files for each domain
  • bin - client, server and sqr binaries
  • class - common Java classes
  • class_ca - more Java classes ?
  • crw - Crystal reports
  • data - data used used to populate PeopleTools and application demo databases
  • dict - language dictionaries ?
  • doc - not sure - empty?
  • etc - not sure ?
  • excel - nVision, Excel to CI files
  • fonts - truetype fonts
  • jre - Java runtime environment
  • log - installation log files
  • nvision - nvision reporting
  • projects - delivered application designer projects
  • PSEMAgent - PeopleSoft environment management agent
  • PSEMViewer - PeopleSoft environment management viewer
  • psreports - report repository
  • scripts - installation sql and datamover scripts
  • sdk - software development kit and API information (e.g. Integration Broker and component interfaces)
  • SecurityAddIns - Oracle single signon plugin?
  • secvault - encryption keys (e.g for pscipher)
  • sendmaster - SendMaster utility for testing PeopleSoft Integration Broker
  • setup - Various installers (e.g. PIA, change assistant, database configuration wizard)
  • sqr - SQRs and SQCs
  • sqrfonts - SQR font loader
  • src - COBOL and other miscellaneous source files
  • template - nothing?
  • tuxedo - tuxedo files
  • utility - various utlities
  • verity - verity search engine
  • web - where PeopleSoft Java Object adapter .jar file is located. Not sure what else this is for.
  • webserv - possibly where the web server files have been installed or most likely empty
  • winword - Microsoft Word templates and macros

Files

  • peopletools.properties - Basic PeopleTools install properties
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