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we installed a new window surface tablet with Efficy 10 sp2. The runtime is running, but it is impossible to connect the nomad database to the main server with the "Client de Réplication": we are blocked with this error: "Cannot find definition for Alias 'xxxx'. Ask your Efficy Administrator to add it"...

Has anyone already implemented the replication client for the v10 sp2?

Message d'erreur....

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Could it be that the Alias.ini stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Efficy\Alias.ini is empty or does not exist?

If the user that executes Alias Manager does not have write permissions (without elevation) inside C:\Program Files (x86)\Efficy\, Windows will let applications write their settings to a virtual store folder AppData\Local\VirtualStore. I assume the ini file is stored in that location and cannot be accessed by the replication tool.


  1. Move the Alias.ini from the virtual store to C:\Program Files (x86)\Efficy\
  2. Give the Users group write permissions on C:\Program Files (x86)\Efficy\
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Hi Kristof, thanks for your answer, but we had already checked these points:

* C:\Program Files (x86)\Efficy\Alias.ini is not empty, and well filled (there is nothing in AppData\Local\VirtualStore )

*  C:\Program Files (x86)\Efficy\  is public
Could you give an identical name for the local and remote alias. Typical alias names are {customername} or "production"
Hi Kiristof, we rename the local alias name  to match with the server alias, but it doesn't change anything...
What replication method are you using? Could you also include a screenshot of the replication tab
It ' s a "remote replication" ...I send you the screen:

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This problem has been resolved with the help of Efficy support !

2 things to know, and not documented:

  • the Alias.ini must be duplicated in C:\inetpub\wwwEfficy\, accross the replicy.dll on the main server

  • you have to restart the IIS process after..

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