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NAE Commissioning Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
NAE35 Network Automation Engine
NAE45 Network Automation Engine
NAE55 Network Automation Engine
NAE85 Network Automation Engine
NCE25 Network Control Engine
Document type
Commissioning Guide
Document number
LIT-1201519
Version
11.0
Revision date
2022-02-09
Language
English

System preferences apply to all users who log on to the site or device. System preferences affect the performance and operation of the system. Only the MetasysSysAgent user and the BasicSysAgent user have authorization to configure system preferences. An audible alarm notification change is an example of a system preference.

Before you make system preference changes, the device reads the preferences from the DefaultSystemPreferences.xml file. Once you make system preference changes, a new file called SystemPreferences.xml is created (Figure 1). Both of these files are located in the directory on the network engine as indicated in Table 1.

Table 1. Location of preferences files

Network engine

File location

NCE25/NAE35/NAE45 (Release 9.0.7 or later)

NAE55 (Release 10.0)

NAE Device\opt\metasys\var\Preferences\

NAE Device\opt\metasys\bin\UI\audio\

NAE85

C:\ProgramData\Johnson Controls\MetasysIII\Preferences

C:\Program Files (x86)\Johnson Controls\MetasysIII\UI\audio

The procedure to synchronize system preferences within a site or to reuse the system preferences on another site is a manual copy and paste process. Use the process to copy system preferences to other devices on the site or to other sites. See Copying preferences between devices.

Figure 1. System preference files

  • DefaultSystemPreferences.xml: This is the default system preferences file. It is installed as part of the standard installation for all network engines.

  • SystemPreferences.xml: This file stores the configured system preferences. If you have not yet configured system preferences, this file does not appear in the directory.