Thursday, November 1, 2012

Installing Cognos Framework Manager on Windows 64-bit?

Usually, Framework Manager installation is straight forward and consists of the following steps.
  • Install Framework Manager on Windows
  • Install FIPS Package for Framework Manager
  • Use Cognos Configuration to connect to TCR infrastructure.

However, if you are installing Framework Manager on 64-bit Windows, there is an issue. The FIPS package for Framework Manager does not work correctly on Windows 64-bit. It installs correctly but causes problems with encryption and you will not be able to successfully connect the Framework Manager to TCR infrastructure. The workaround is to skip the install of FIPS package and directly proceed with Cognos Configuration after the base Framework Manager installation.

Hope this helps.