OBIEE 11.1.1 - How to turn off EM centralized control
By Ahmed Awan on Feb 19, 2012
There is a flag in the central config file which can be used to turn off all of the EM central configuration. It is in user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain\config\fmwconfig\biee-domain.xml. The flag is near the top; it says: centralConfigurationEnabled="true" . If you change this to "false", then none of the config files will be modified centrally.
(You will need to restart the managed server and BI System Components)
Important Note: Turning off EM centralized control for managing BI config files is NOT recommended.