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Cognos Component List

Posted by Brad Greene on September 23, 2011

Want the list of installed components in a Cognos installation? Substitute your server name into the URL below and paste it into your browser. Assumes your are using CGI of course. Change it to cognosisapi.dll if you are using the IIS DLL. You should get a long list that starts out something like the text below.


; Licensed Materials - Property of IBM
; BI and PM: is
; (C) Copyright IBM Corp. 2004, 2010
; US Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp
[Product Information]
LICENSE_BI_SERVER_name=IBM Cognos License
C8BISRVR_name=IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server
LICENSE_BI_SAMPLES_name=IBM Cognos License


2 Responses to “Cognos Component List”

  1. LakeForest said

    This doesnt seem to work in Cognos 10, not sure why…

  2. Brad Greene said

    Dang, you’re right. I thought I used it in both environments. I just tried it on a 10.0 system and it returned a DPR-ERR-2082 error. I’ll have to look into it when I get a chance. Thanks for letting me know. Hopefully there is another method for 10.

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