Options not listed in Control Point type dropdown when we create a new repository.

Whenever we try to create a new repository in Control Point, we couldn't see SharePoint and File System options, we can only see XML option.  Refer the attached image. Could you please assist on this?

  • Check that the Distributed Connector is running properly, and that in the Health Check all the services are started and show Active=True. Usually with a prescribed shut down and start up of the services, the full list of connector types will be available.

  • Suggested Answer

    If you need to run a cleanup for the Distributed Connector (service restarts did not resolve the issue), you can perform the steps below:

    1. Stop the following services:

    Distributed Connector

    All Repo Connectors (i.e. SharePoint & FileSystem)


    1. Delete the following folders\files for the DC:

    Program Files\Micro Focus\ControlPoint\Indexer\Distributed Connector\actions

    Program Files\Micro Focus\ControlPoint\Indexer\Distributed Connector\DistributedConnector.db

    Program Files\Micro Focus\ControlPoint\Indexer\Distributed Connector\DistributedConnector.lck

    Program Files\Micro Focus\ControlPoint\Indexer\Distributed Connector\DistributedConnector.db-journal


    1. Delete the 'Actions' folder for each Repo connector:

    Program Files\Micro Focus\ControlPoint\Indexer\[Repo type] Connector\actions

            4. Restart the Distributed Connector first and ensure it starts successfully then start each Repo Connector.

            5. Verify the Repo connectors are registered with the DC and marked as active:


            6. Perform an 'IISReset' from an administrative command prompt.

            7. Relaunch CP and login. Check to see if the missing Repo connector types are now available when creating repos.