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Posted on 2004-10-13
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Hi

We have just installed a new server at work and migrated the users across to it.  Now when I open Delphi my component palette is completely empty and I cannot open any programs in the IDE.

I need to know where to look for the previous settings, and then how to migrate them so I can continue working.  I have looked in Documents & Settings but cannot see anything obvious.  I am running D4 Pro and Win 2000.  We changed the server from SBS 2000 to SBS 2003.

Any help appreciated

John
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You said you migrated to a new server, I suspect this means you have migrated to a new domain your systems certainly sound like it. Borland delphi registry settings store a bunch of component settings on a per user basis, and if you are on a new domain, you are a different user. Migrating the domain correctly avoids thiis problem, but Microsoft does not make this obvious.

Time to fire up regedit. Hopefully you have permissions to do this, otherwise you'll need to get someone to help.

The current set of everything delphi is in HKCU/Software/Borland/Delphi/6.0 (assuming you are using version 6.0)

Note: HKCU = HKEY_CURRENT_USER

You may be particularly interested in the "Known Packages" subtree

If you can connect to the old domain server still, you can easily export the HKCU settings, otherwise look in the HKU hive and you will see multiple subtrees. The GUID subtree are alternate users for your machine, look into the corresponding software/borland/delphi subtrees, and you should find one of the contains the hive you need to export and reimport into the HKCU version

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I should have added a little more.

When you install delphi, there is a registry settings version of the install, this simply rebuilds the default registry setting for standard delphi components. You can do this and then install components for all of the 3rd party components in order to get everything back onto your component palette
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Thanks very much for the help.  Unfortunately the hive does not contain anthing Borland, so I'm going to have to plead with our IT people to let me back to the old domain to rescue the settings, unless it can be done from the server itself?

John
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No, it's on your workstation (unless you re-install windows). Look again under HKEY_USERS, there may be one ore more subtrees that are GUIDs, e.g.

(HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1547161642-484763869-682003330-1121)

Under software/borland/delphi/6.0/Known Packages (substitute your version for 6.0) you should be able to recognize your previsously installed packages. This is much easier than reinstalling, etc.
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No, unfortunately it's still not there.  There are 3 GUIDs but none contain what I need.
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