Error when invoking PeopleSoft Application Designer

by Prashant on February 14, 2016

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Recently, I was working on one of my old desktop system which I use to test different setups & new things in PeopleSoft and as I was trying to invoke Application Designer on PeopleTools 8.55, I got this weird error which I hadn’t seen earlier.

Error when invoking PeopleSoft Application Designer (pside.exe).

I was invoking Application Designer directly from the executable i.e. pside.exe and when I double clicked on it, I got this error. “Your security options are set improperly. Please contact your security administrator”.

App Designer Error

At first, I thought it may be related to windows access as I noticed this PeopleTools Home was somehow set as “Read Only”. Changing directory settings also didn’t make any difference. After digging around for few minutes, finally I opened configuration Manager(pscfg.exe) and made sure that all the path under ‘Profile’ tabs are fine and re-entered the Connect ID/ Password on “Startup” Tab. 

After saving those changes in configuration manager, I was able to invoke Application Designer without any issues.

If you get the same error when invoking psae.exe (application engine program) , checkout this post from Grey Heller. 


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

peoplefluids February 25, 2016 at 8:47 am

Good job…


peoplefluids February 25, 2016 at 8:49 am

Nice job..


Joe August 24, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Thanks for sharing!


Ravi January 3, 2017 at 9:36 am

Thank you!


Qamar April 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Thank you so much.


Guna September 30, 2017 at 11:14 am

Really Helpful


Aparna February 21, 2018 at 4:25 am

Thanks..It worked


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