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Thread: Command Workstation 5.7 slow to launch

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Question Command Workstation 5.7 slow to launch

    Recently Iíve been having some issues with CWS taking a very long time to load if at all.
    It will take 1-2 hours to load CWS or it will hang during the opening process and never open.
    I think the update to 5.7 may have exacerbated the issue such that I havenít been able to open CWS since doing the upgrade. Let me be clear, I do not think this is explicitly related to CWS 5.7 as I had been having delays with the previous version.
    EFI has mentioned that CWS uses resources to ping all connected printers and connecting to more than a few can cause issues.
    I had at one point been connected to 10+ units all around the country making it load very slowly.
    Since that time Iíve paired back and am only connected to 2 or 3 servers at most.

    I've since found issues in a separate EFI application Fiery Central Manager where ghost printers can take up resources and license allocation Ďslotsí is there a similar thing going on with my CWS?

    Is there a way to purge the ghost printers?
    Does this make sense?

    Iím currently running my second uninstall / reinstall cycle to see if I can fix it this way but from doing it once before Iím not sure if it will solve it.

    If you have any suggestions please let me know.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012

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    To close off This thread, EFI was very helpful in helping me resolve.
    There is a quick solution via RegEdit

    Registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EFI Rel3\Fiery Command WorkStation\ConnectedServers

    Contains values

    Change NumItems to 0 and delete keys Server0..Server-n. etc.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Default And for Mac

    Here's a quick way to remove all Fiery's from CWS on mac.

    Ensure CWS is closed, then
    Go to: /Users/username/Library/Preferences and locate the ĒFiery Command WorkStation PreferencesĒ file. Delete it.

    Thatís it - all CWS prefs including servers connected are deleted.

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