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SpiraTest Administration Guide Help Viewer

1. Introduction
2. Installing SpiraTeam®
3. System Administration
4. Appendices
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1. Introduction
2. Installing SpiraTeam®
3. System Administration
4. Appendices

3.10.1. General Settings

The general settings page allows you to configure SpiraTeam® to better match your environment and setup. In the current version, you can specify the default language, or configure the folder used to store document attachments:

The available settings include:

  • Default Culture – SpiraTeam can display information in a variety of different languages (assuming that the appropriate language packs have been installed) and number formats. By default, SpiraTeam will use the regional settings (language and number formats) of the operating system it has been installed on. However, you can override this default by choosing the appropriate culture from the list of options displayed in the drop-down list. Note: The list of culture options does not reflect the available language packs, so in some cases, the setting will only change the number formats.
  • Default Timezone – SpiraTeam stores all dates and times internally in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and can therefore display dates/times adjusted for different timezones. By default, SpiraTeam will display dates in the timezone specified in the operating system it has been installed on. However, you can override this default by choosing the appropriate display timezone from the list of options displayed in the drop-down list.
  • Web Server URL – This is the URL that your users use to access the system. Do not put the /Login.aspx or any other page here, as this URL is used to generate links to pages in the application.
  • Attachments Folder - By default when SpiraTeam® is installed, the document attachments uploaded in the system get stored inside the C:\Program Files\SpiraTeam\Attachments folder located inside the main SpiraTeam® installation root. However you may want to have the documents stored on a remotely mounted drive or on a different hard disk partition. In which case you can simply change the folder pointed to in the text-box illustrated above and then click [Update] to commit the change.
  • Cache Folder – By default when SpiraTeam needs to store temporary data (generated reports, the version control cache, etc.) it will store them in the C:\ProgramData\Inflectra\Spira folder. Sometimes this folder is not appropriate (e.g. you want them on a different drive that has more space). You can enter in a different folder for temporary storage and SpiraTeam will use that instead.
  • Login Notice – this can be used system wide to set a message to permanently display at the bottom of the login screen for all users (for example, a company disclaimer).
  • Administration Message – this can be used by the administrator to display a temporary notice displayed on the login screen for all users. For example it could be used to remind all users that the server will be down for upgrading over the weekend. The administrator should delete the message once it is no longer needed.
  • Instant Messenger – SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam come with a built-in instant messenger that allows users to communicate with each other in real-time. This can result in higher levels of network traffic and some system administrators may wish to disable this feature. This option lets you disable the integrated instant messenger. In addition, you can specify how long (in days) instant messages are retained in the system.
  • Event Log Retention – As described in section 3.10.7, SpiraTeam comes with a built-in diagnostic event log. By default the system will only retain the last 30-days of events to avoid wasting storage space. You can adjust the retention period in this section to match your organization’s policies.
  • Enable Free Text Indexes – This tells SpiraTeam to use SQL Server Free Text Indexing to speed up keyword searches in the Global Search box. You should only have this set to “Yes” if you have the Free Text Indexing featured enabled in SQL Server, otherwise you will cause SpiraTeam to display error messages when users try and use the global search.