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DBWEB: NT Service Reports Error 1067 and Immediately Terminates

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to start the dbWeb Service, you may receive the followingerror message:
Could not start dbWeb Service service on \\servername. Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.
CAUSE
Upon startup, the dbWeb service attempts to establish a connection with thedbWeb repository (a Microsoft Access database file called Dbweb.mdb locatedin the \Dbweb\Admin) folder. If this attempt fails, the service quits withan Error 1067. The failure may be related to a misconfiguration with theODBC system data source (System DSN) named "dbWebSchema." The service usesthis data source to communicate with the repository. Ensure that"dbWebSchema" points to the proper file (Dbweb.mdb). The service will alsoterminate if Dbweb.mdb is corrupted. Repair the database file usingMicrosoft Access or the dbWeb Administrator (Utilities menu). Also, if therepository (Dbweb.mdb) is exclusively opened by another process, the sameerror message will occur.
RESOLUTION
The following steps list possible reasons why the dbWeb Service won't startand the steps needed to correct the problem. The steps are divided into thefollowing sections:

  • Misconfiguration of ODBC System Data Source

    • No dbWebSchema Data Source
    • There is a dbWebSchema Data Source
  • Corrupted Dbweb.mdb
  • Dbweb.mdb Opened Exclusively
You should first follow the steps in the "Misconfiguration of ODBC SystemData Source" section, because it is the most common reason for the error.This section is divided into two subsections: the "No dbWebSchema DataSource" section, which details the steps of recreating the dbWebSchema datasource; and the "There is a dbWebSchema Data Source" section, which makessure the current dbWebSchema data source is set up properly. The "CorruptedDbweb.mdb" and the "Dbweb.mdb Opened Exclusively" sections are otherpossible causes of the error. However, you should try these sections onlyafter you have follow the steps in the "Misconfiguration of ODBC SystemData Source" section.

Misconfiguration of ODBC System Data Source

  1. Open Control Panel and double-click the 32-bit ODBC icon.
  2. In the Data Sources dialog box, click the System DSN button.
  3. In the System Data Sources dialog box, you should see a schema called "dbWebSchema" (not case sensitive).
    NO DBWEBSCHEMA DATA SOURCE
  4. If you do see a dbWebSchema data source, then skip to the steps under the "There is a dbWebSchema Data Source" section. If you don't, then click the Add button.
  5. In the Add Data Source dialog box, select the Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb), and then click OK.
  6. In the ODBC Microsoft Access Setup dialog box, type "dbWebSchema" in the line next to the Data Source Name.
  7. Click the Select button under the Database section.
  8. In the Select Database dialog box, select the Dbweb.mdb database. The default folder for the Dbweb.mdb is \dbWeb\Admin. Once you've chosen the Dbweb.mdb, click OK.
  9. Once you're back in the ODBC Microsoft Access Setup dialog box, click OK.
    THERE IS A DBWEBSCHEMA DATA SOURCE
  10. If the dbWebSchema data source is listed in the Data Sources dialog box, select the data source, and click the Setup button.
  11. In the ODBC Microsoft Access Setup dialog box, verify that the path next to the "Database:" in the Database section points to the Dbweb.mdb. If it doesn't, then click the Select button. In the Select Database dialog box, select the Dbweb.mdb database. The default folder for the Dbweb.mdb is \dbWeb\Admin. Once you've chosen the Dbweb.mdb, click OK.
  12. If it is pointing to the Dbweb.mdb, then delete the data source and recreate it. See the steps in the "No dbWebSchema Data Source" section for information about recreating the data source.

Corrupted DBWEB.MDB

If the above steps don't solve the problem, the Dbweb.mdb may be corrupted.To repair the Dbweb.mdb, follow these steps:

  1. Open the dbWeb Administrator.
  2. In the dbWeb Administrator, on the File menu, click Close.
  3. On the Utilities menu, click Repair Database.
  4. In the Select Database to Repair dialog box, select Dbweb.mdb. The default folder for the Dbweb.mdb is \dbWeb\Admin. Once you've chosen the Dbweb.mdb, click OK.

    In the status bar at the bottom of the dbWeb Administrator you should see "Repairing:," and then the path to the Dbweb.mdb. Then it will say "Ready" when it is finished.
  5. If the database has unrecoverable errors that the Repair utility couldn't fix, then restore a copy of Dbweb.mdb from you backup copy.

Dbweb.mdb Opened Exclusively

If the Dbweb.mdb is opened exclusively by another process (or user), thedbWeb Service data source can't make the initial connection, and you willreceive an error message.

Make sure that no other user has Dbweb.mdb open exclusively. Also, checkfor any other programs (such as Microsoft Access) that may have theDbweb.mdb open exclusively.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft dbWeb version1.0. This problem no longer occurs in Microsoft dbWeb version 1.1.
MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Problem



  1. Open Control Panel and double-click the 32bit ODBC icon.
  2. In the Data Sources dialog box, click the System DSN button.
  3. In the System Data Sources dialog box, select the dbWebSchema data source, click the Delete button, and then click Close.
  4. In the Data Sources dialog box, click the Close button.
  5. In Control Panel, double-click the Services icon.
  6. In the Service dialog box, select the dbWeb Service, and then click the Start button. Note that within a few seconds, you receive the error message mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.
REFERENCES
For more information about setting up ODBC, search for "ODBC," and then"Installing and Configuring ODBC," using the Microsoft dbWeb Help Index.

For more information about Starting the dbWeb Service, search for "dbWebService," and then "Installing and Starting the dbWeb Service," using theMicrosoft dbWeb Help Index.
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Article ID: 154650 - Last Review: 07/24/1999 08:46:00 - Revision: 1.0

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