Installing PeopleTools 8.58

We have already seen how to install PeopleSoft on your laptop and set up an Oracle client in previous posts.

If you are a technical guy, you know that there’s no fun without PeopleTools. Right?

In this post I will show you how to get the final bit up and running so that you can fully utilise your local PeopleSoft installation.

All right, let’s get started.

  1. Fire up the VM first and make sure that it is running.
  2. VM Running

  3. Map a Network Drive
  4. Go to This PC and map a network drive (say Z:)

    This PC - Network Drive

    This is the same IP which was generated by the DHCP when we installed PeopleSoft. It could be a different one for you.

    Map Network Drive

  5. Launch PowerShell as an Administrator
  6. Search for PowerShell, right-click and launch it as an Administrator. It’s important to launch it as an admin as it wouldn’t have the right privileges to create files/folders otherwise.

    Launch PowerShell

  7. Launch the Setup script
  8. In Powershell, navigate to the new network drive you’ve mapped (Z:). Run the batch program by typing ./SetupPtClient

    Launch the Setup script

  9. Update Manager Environment
  10. When you are asked if this is a deployment for an Update Manager Environment, answer y.

    Update Manager Environment

  11. Select PeopleTools version
  12. The installation comes with PeopleTools 8.56, 8.57 and 8.58. Choose 8.58 by entering 3

    Select PeopleTools version

  13. Select Database platform
  14. Select Oracle as the DB platform by entering 1.

    Select Database platform

    This will start the Tools client deployment.

    Deployment Complete

    The deployment would complete in a few minutes.
  15. Configuration Manager
  16. Within your C: you will now see a folder similar to PT8.58.03_Client_ORA depending on the client you’ve selected. Navigate to C:\PT8.58.03_Client_ORA\bin\client\winx86 and double click pscfg.exe

    Locate Configuration Manager

    On the Startup tab, enter all details as shown below. These are details you’d entered while installing PeopleSoft.

    Click OK.

    Configuration Manager

  17. launch App Designer
  18. In the same folder, double-click on pside.exe to launch Application Designer. Login using PS and the password you’d set while installing.

    PeopleTools Sign on

  19. Application Designer opens.
  20. Application Designer

    Try opening some definitions now!

  21. Pin programs to Start menu
  22. It would be a good idea to pin the frequently used programs to the start menu.

    Desktop Shortcuts

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4 Responses
  1. Awesome blog post keep on posting more about peoplesoft.

  2. Hi Rakesh, thanks for your how to’s on PeopleSoft. I am a middleware engineer but have never had to support a PSFT environment. I’d like to know if there is any documentation, web articles, or your advice on editing configuration files instead of using the PSFT Tools? For example, is there a server.xml type of file that is used to define db connection parameters, pool, etc… ?


  3. Hi ,
    Need help with n/w connectivity to \\ . While connecting to this \\ on Win10 Laptop its asking me for UserID /Password .. How do I get that information or Should I change any settings ?

    • Hi Dan,

      Please provide root as userid and password as what you have given while installing virtualbox.

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