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2427573 - "Invalid Configuration Location" starting Lumira Desktop through Citrix


  • Starting Lumira, Lumira Desktop displays the following error:
    Invalid Configuration Location
    The configuration area at '\\<Example>\<Path>\<Here>\.sapvi\configuration' could not be created.  Please choose a writable location using the '-configuration' command line option.


  • SAP Lumira Desktop
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Citrix

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Start Lumira Desktop


By default, SAP Lumira Desktop saves user configuration information to "@user.home\.sapvi\configuration" folder where @user.home is a Java Runtime Environment system property.The @user.home property by default points to the Windows environment variable %USERPROFILE%, the Windows User Profile folder.

In Citrix - %USERPROFILE% is set to the Users desktop. In this case - Citrix was configured so that all users saw the same read only desktop. Therefore all users had %USERPROFILE% set to the same read-only location and Lumira could not create the .sapvi\configuration folder, hence the error. 


Two possible resolutions:

  1. Configure SAP Lumira Desktop to point @user.home to a folder where the user has write permission, as follows:
    1. Open the SAPLumira.ini file in a text editor.  The default location of this file is:  C:\Program Files\SAP Lumira\Desktop\SAPLumira.ini
    2. Add the entry:
      -Duser.home=<folder location>
      where <folder.location> points to a folder where the user has write permission above all other "-D" options found in the file.

  2. Repoint the Java variable @user.home to point to a new location with the following steps:
    1. Create a new Windows environment variable:
    2. Set the value of this environment variable to:
    3. The .sapvi\configuration will now be created in each users appdata directory:
      eg. C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\.sapvi\configuration


KBA , BI-LUM-DIS , Lumira Desktop/Discovery , Problem


SAP Lumira, desktop edition 1.0