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Slow POS when no internet connectivity



When starting the POS it takes several minutes to launch. We traced this behavior with Netmon and saw that POS called unsuccessful VeriSign and Akamai. This caused a delay
in the POS startup.






It is standard security behavior for Authenticode signed .NET applications to try and verify the certificate
authority. In the case of non-Internet connected machines this could cause this
behavior as it will time out trying to connect to the server.




1. First solution is to disable the publishers certificate revocation, but this solution disables it for the whole computer.

Internet Explorer
> Tools > Advanced > Check for publishers certificate revocation.


2. Second solution is to modify the Pos.Exe.Config file found in the POS directory,by adding the following XML string marked in black

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
        <section name=”AxRetailPOS” type=”LSRetailPosis.Settings.ConfigFile.AppConfiguration, SystemSettings, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35″ />
    <AxRetailPOS OfflineDatabaseConnectionString=””
        StoreDatabaseConnectionString=”Data Source=;Initial Catalog=AXRetailSeattle1;Persist Security Info=true;Integrated Security=SSPI;Pooling=false;TrustServerCertificate=true;Encrypt=TRUE;”
        StoreId=”AW-SEATTLE” TerminalId=”SEATTLE-1″ DATAAREAID=”CERW” />
    <generatePublisherEvidence enabled=”false”/>




The generatePublisherEvidence was introduced in .Net framwork 2.0. POS is compiled in :net framework 3.5 and therefore the key works there as well.





Author: Kim Truelsen

Date: 18/7-2012