Running IBM Cognos without a web server:
One of tricks that you can use in IBM Cognos is to run the Cognos application without a Web Server. For this you can use the dispatcher URI mentioned in the Cognos Configuration. Once you access the dispatcher URI for the first time you will not see any graphics. To load the graphics / images you will need to carry out the following steps:
a. Copy the contents of the directory "
b. Paste the contents to the directory "
Once this is done, you will be able to use Cognos without using a webserver. This method is only used when your application is not configured with the webserver or the webserver is not functioning correctly.
Further Reading: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21339260