Per-computer Workbench information

Files relating to the following areas are, unless otherwise specified, located under the Workbench installation directory and affect all Workbench users on a given system.

Licenses
License information depends on the kind of license being used:
Static licenses
These are stored as files within the licenses folder. A license file is specific for the computer it was downloaded for.
Network licenses
Information about the connection to a CLC Network License Manager or CLC License Server is stored in the license.properties file under the settings folder. See License server set-up on clients for further details. Example file for download:
http://resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/deployment/current/license.properties
Plugins
Installed plugins and modules are stored in the plugins folder. The plugins folder and its contents can be copied to other computers running the same version of a Workbench.
Memory allocation
This is configured in the file <workbenchname>.vmoptions file under the installation area of the Workbench on Windows and Linux. On macOS, it is stored in vmoptions.txt file in the application bundle. See section Setting the amount of memory available for the JVM for details.
Property files
A Workbench installation can be fine tuned by placing one or more of the following properties files under the settings folder of the Workbench installation area.

policy.properties
This can be used to restrict particular Workbench functionality such as installing plugins or using certain tools that download information from online sites. See Security policies for details. Example file for download:
http://resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/deployment/current/policy.properties
path.properties
This is used to configure a non-default location for data and for temporary data. See Changing the default location and Temporary data for details. Example file for download:
http://resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/deployment/current/path.properties
proxy.properties
Proxy server settings are configured in this file. To get a copy of this file, configure the proxy settings using the Preferences dialog of a Workbench, as described here: http://resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/manuals/clcgenomicsworkbench/current/index.php?manual=Network_configuration.html.

A proxy.properties file is then created under the settings folder of the Workbench installation area. These settings apply to all users of the Workbench on that system. To apply the same proxy settings to other Workbench installations, simply copy this file to the corresponding location on the other machines.

To connect directly to a CLC Server, bypassing the proxy settings when connecting, add the IP address (not the host name) of the CLC Serverin the proxyexclude field.

cpu.properties
The maximum number of cores to be used by the Workbench is configured here. See Setting the number of cores to use for details. Example file for download:
http://resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/deployment/current/cpu.properties
serverinfo.properties
The host and port to use when connecting to a CLC Server are configured here. See Connecting to a CLC Server for details. Example file for download:
http://resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/deployment/current/serverinfo.properties.
The format of the serverinfo.properties file changed with CLC Genomics Workbench 12.0 and CLC Main Workbench 8.1. Please refer to Connecting to a CLC Server for a link to an example file relevant for older versions of the software.

In addition to the above, file associations for .clc files are stored in the registry database on Windows.