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Common Issues

Q. How to install ServicePRO Desktop?

A. Following are the steps to find the physical location of the and installation.


  1. Open the browser
  2. Enter the URL which looks like the following
  3. You will be redirected and be able to download and extract the file.
  4. Once you extract the file, execute the "ServicePRODesktopSetup.exe" to begin the ServicePRO Desktop installation.
  5. Now you will be able to access ServicePRO Desktop.

Q. How do I re-index the ServicePRO database?

A. In SQL Server Management Studio, expand SQL Server Agent, Expand Jobs
Right-Click the job: ReIndex Selected Indexes - HS2000CS and select Start Job at Step Note: System may slow down while re-indexing is taking place, suggested to run in non peak hours. Always backup your database first.

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When using SQL Server Express there is no Server Agent, you must manually execute the re-index stored procedure with:

EXEC hssp_dba_IndexDefrag;

Q. Users see 'Partial Trust' after they log in

A. The prerequisite file needs to be installed on all workstations that log into ServicePRO. ServicePRO will prompt after login to install the necessary file. It can also be installed manually from the following location on the Application Server. You can either browse to the location from the workstation, or copy the file from the server to the workstation.
Prerequisite Files

Q. We just upgraded to the latest version of ServicePRO and it now hangs at 'Initializing'.

A. Clear your browser cache.

Q. How do I remove a Named License from a Support Rep?

A. Goto Setup/Administration -> ServicePRO Objects -> Manage Users -> Click on the user your wish to remove and click Remove Named License from the ribbon toolbar.
User Options Ribbon Toolbar

Q. How can Support Reps get an alert when a request is updated?

A. Alerts can be setup through User Options. From the workbench click on the GEAR icon at the top of the screen, then goto User Options. Goto the communication tab and select Alerts.
User Options: Communication
An alert will be generated if anyone updates the request. Pop-up alert will appear in the middle of the screen and must be clicked before continuing, the Desktop Alert appears as a small pop-up in the lower right corner and does not require clicking anything to continue.

Q. Application is slow after purging requests

A. Purging requests will result in fragmenting indexes on many of the key tables. Run the Re-Index job in SQL Server Management.

Q. How to hide a request type from showing on the self service portal.

A. End Users only have the dispatch permission. Open the Custom object Designer, select the Request Type and select Grant Access. Uncheck the Dispatch Update and View roles. Save the new permissions, Save the Request Type.

Q. You receive the following error when running a report.

A. You need to increase the Maximum Records for a generated report. Goto Setup/Admin -> Configuration -> System Options. On the General Tab, increase the number of records under the reports section.

Safari Browser Issues

Q.  You are receiving a message "ServicePRO is already running on this Machine" when you access ServicePRO Portal from Safari Browser. 

A. You will have to add Silverlight Run ServicePRO Portal in Unsafe Mode. Please follow the instructions below to   
Open Safari and go to ServicePRO URL. Click on "Safari" in the menu bar and go to "Preferences".

Unsafe Mode
Click on the "Security" Tab. Locate Internet Plug-ins and click on "Manage Website Settings" Button to the right.

Unsafe Mode
Click on the Silverlight Plug-in on the Left. Locate ServicePRO URI in the list of Websites.

Unsafe Mode
From the list that appears, select Run in Unsafe Mode, or (depending on your system) Hold Alt (or Option), click the drop down menu, and unselect  "Run in safe Mode".

Unsafe Mode
When a window opens and asks if you trust the website, click Trust.
Click Done to exit the configuration
You will now be able to launch ServicePRO Portal without any issue.

Enable/Initialize Active Directory pass-through in ServicePRO

  1. Add the ServicePRO site to trusted sites.
  2. From Internet options, Go to custom levels to change the Authentication:

    Trusted Sites
  3. Select Automatic Logon with Current User name and Password.

    User Authentication
  4. Once you make these changes, Launch ServicePRO site from IE. Once the site is launched successfully without closing the site, launch ServicePRO from OOB. This is only to initialize the Active Directory pass through in ServicePRO.

Disable FIPS policy in ServicePRO

FIPS stands for “Federal Information Processing Standards.” It’s a set of government standards that define how certain things are used in the government–for example, encryption algorithms. FIPS defines certain specific encryption methods that can be used, as well as methods for generating encryption keys. It’s published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST. The setting in Windows complies with the US government FIPS 140 standard. When it’s enabled, it forces Windows to only use FIPS-validated encryption schemes and advises applications to do so, as well.

To check if FIPS is enabled on the ServicePRO web server, follow these steps:
  1. Press Windows Key+R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type “regedit” into the Run dialog box (without the quotes) and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\FipsAlgorithmPolicy\”.
  4. Look at the “Enabled” value in the right pane. If it’s set to “0”, FIPS mode is disabled. If it’s set to “1”, FIPS mode is enabled.

ServicePRO is not currently compatible with the FIPS standard and if it's enabled the ServicePRO website or desktop client will not load. When trying to access ServicePRO, you may see the following error in C:\HelpSTAR\HSSITES\HSSupportNET\web\Config\Logs:
"System.InvalidOperationException: This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms."

The steps below will disable it for the ServicePRO websites only:

  1. Create the folder AppPoolClrConfig in c:\inetpub
  2. Create a configuration file, c:\inetpub\AppPoolClrConfig\spiis.config, with the following content:
    < configuration >
    < runtime >
    < enforceFIPSPolicy enabled = "false" / >
    < /runtime >
    < /configuration >

  3. Create a batch file (i.e. 'DisableFIPS.bat') with the following content and run it:
    icacls c:\inetpub\AppPoolClrConfig\spiis.config /grant "IIS APPPOOL\HSCloud9Pool":(R)
    icacls c:\inetpub\AppPoolClrConfig\spiis.config /grant "IIS APPPOOL\HSServicPROPool":(R)
    icacls c:\inetpub\AppPoolClrConfig\spiis.config /grant "IIS APPPOOL\HSServicPROPool.Service":(R)

    %windir%\System32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe set config -section:system.applicationHost/applicationPools /[name='HSCloud9Pool'].CLRConfigFile:"c:\inetpub\AppPoolClrConfig\spiis.config" /commit:apphost
    %windir%\System32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe set config -section:system.applicationHost/applicationPools /[name='HSServicPROPool'].CLRConfigFile:"c:\inetpub\AppPoolClrConfig\spiis.config" /commit:apphost
    %windir%\System32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe set config -section:system.applicationHost/applicationPools /[name='HSServicPROPool.Service'].CLRConfigFile:"c:\inetpub\AppPoolClrConfig\spiis.config" /commit:apphost

    %windir%\System32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe set config -section:system.applicationHost/applicationPools /[name='HSCloud9Pool'].managedRuntimeLoader:"" /commit:apphost
    %windir%\System32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe set config -section:system.applicationHost/applicationPools /[name='HSServicPROPool'].managedRuntimeLoader:"" /commit:apphost
    %windir%\System32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe set config -section:system.applicationHost/applicationPools /[name='HSServicPROPool.Service'].managedRuntimeLoader:"" /commit:apphost


    All files should register properly.
    Note: The above batch file will restart IIS so any other web applications hosted on this server might be interrupted.
  4. Start ServicePRO. It should launch normally.

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