Securing the IBM Cognos BI Environment

Cognos 8:

For securing the Cognos 8 BI environment go to:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/cognos/page3.html

Or read the following this PDF

Cognos 10:

For securing the Cognos 10 BI environment go to:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/cognos/security/cognos_bi_platform/page602.html

Or read the following this PDF

Problem installing cognos 10.2 on windows 2008 R2

On the linkedin usergroup I found an interesting discussion about someone having a problem with installing Cognos 10.2 on Windows 2008 R2

Problem:

Problem installing cognos 10.2 on windows 2008 R2.

Tried installing 32-bit and 64-bit versions, with oracle content store or cognos content store, it always ends with the cognos service not starting up.

It takes minutes until cognos configuration says it has no response, eventually the windows service appears to be up but When testing I get “the cognos gateway is unable to connect to the bi server…”

When testing the content store it seems ok as when testing the uri I get the “running” in the web page.

Tried with and without the java_home, with the latest 7.9 jre…nothing changes.

Final Solution:

This is a bug.

Go to cognos configuration. Actions -> edit global configuration. General tab -> Set the server local to en

Then it worked as soon as I turned it to ‘en’ since mine was in fr for french.