How to sync the DS ControlPoint client settings from a central location?


  • Would like DS ControlPoint to sync from a single location.
  • Do not want to create systems for multipe DS ControlPoint clients that are using the same settings.
  • Have a master configuration file for DS ControlPoint that all PC clients connect to.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DS ControlPoint v7.6.32 or later


Procedure is not clear on how to create a centralized location for DS ControlPoint.


Note: DS ControlPoint versions MUST be the same.

There are 2 parts to setting up this feature:

Configuring the primay DS ControlPoint cache file settings:

  1. Configure your settings in DS ControlPoint (i.e. Systems, Groups, Tours, etc.)
  2. Go to Setup > Application Settings > Sync tab.
    1. Set Auto Sync:
      • On Startup
      • Hourly
      • Daily
      • Weekly
      • Monthly
    2. Set  Auto Sync Location: to a path of your choosing that will be available to all clients, after your path add \cpsettings.cp
      example: \\dssrv36\cpsettings.cp

  3. Restart DS ControlPoint to ensure the settings are saved.
  4. Go to Setup > Application Settings > Sync Tab and select Export Settings.
  5. Save the exported settings file to the path selected above.
    Note: The name of the file is CPSettings.cp (do not change file name)


Configuring the secondary DS ControlPoint cache file settings:

  1. Open DS ControlPoint on the client PC
  2. Go to Setup > Application Settings > Sync tab.
  3. Select Import Settings and use the file path created earlier.
  4. Import Options: Merge imported settings file?
    Click Yes to merge the imported settings file with your current settings, click No to replace.

  5. Restart DS ControlPoint.

  6. Verify your settings match and that in the Sync Tab your path is saved.
  7. Repeat these steps on each client.