Vault Tip: Cleaning Up Your Vault Client Login

Working with the file “LoginHistory.xml” users can remove Vaults no longer available from the client login choice dropdown list. The LoginHistory.xml file can be found in the following system folder running on the Win 8.1 system platform.

C:\Users\.\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\VaultCommon

Shown below is a LoginHistory.xml file with several non-active Vault databases. See below:


 
    localhost
   
      TEST2
      Copy-Vault
      MB_Vault_Home
      Vault
      Test
      NOV-TEST
      Industrial Process Plant
   
 
 
    b4hfwl1
   
      Vault_Training
      DemoVault
      Vault

In the text above, the login history indicates two Servers “localhost” and “B4hfwL1” shown in bold.

In the same string of text, the vault names are underlined for clarity.

The Vault login associated to the reference test above will look like the image shown below:

Vault Login

To clean up the Autodesk Vault Client login dialog dropdown for a single user, the LoginHistory.xml needs to be edited. Edit and remove the unneeded vaults from the file. Edit the file using Notepad (This seems to work the best). Just delete the line containing the vault reference no longer needed. The only line you can remove needs to be located between the opening tag to ending tag. See the example test string below:


 
    localhost
   
      FCI_Vault
      TEST-CD-VAULT
      MB_Vault_Home
   
 
 
    b4hfwl1
   


Once this edit has been made save the file.

TIP: One recommendation to mention here is to make a copy of the LoginHistory.xml file before the modification takes place,

With a completed edit and save, the login to a vault client will appear as shown below.

Login Vault Client

The result of this modification to the LoginHistory.xml file provide a cleaner looking Client login dialog box and can prevent users from complaining about not being able to login to that Vault correctly.

If you have any questions, give us a call (281) 445-6161 or if you'd like to sign up for training, check out our Autodesk Vault training courses.


Happy Vaulting,


Mike

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