Monday, December 29, 2014

Dynamics GP DPS: Error initializing Process Server

By Steve Endow

I know that very few customers use the Dexterity Process Server (or Distributed Process Server?) (let's just call it DPS), but I thought I would document this in case some other lucky person runs into this issue.

When I launch DPS.exe and open a Dynamics.set file, I get the message "Error initializing Process Server".

DPS then crashes with this "BEX" error.

I tried rebooting the server, but no luck.

After scratching my head for several minutes, I was almost ready to give up and try reinstalling GP when I thought of one last thing.

The server I was using has User Account Control (UAC) enabled at the default value.  So I tried launching DPS.exe using Run As Administrator.

Fortunately, that resolved the error!

I have seen so many strange errors and unexplained symptoms that were ultimately resolved by using Run As Administrator or disabling User Account Control.

While I understand the concept of UAC, the implementation and side effects are far from ideal.

Steve Endow is a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and a Dynamics GP Certified IT Professional in Los Angeles.  He is the owner of Precipio Services, which provides Dynamics GP integrations, customizations, and automation solutions.

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