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Errors with WAS 3.5 Quick Install

 
Aj Manch
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I downloaded the trial version of WebSphere 3.5 and installed it on my machine; OS: Windows 2000 Professsional. Rebooted the machine as was suggested by the installer. After reboot, I found that "IBM HTTP Administration" and "IBM HTTP Server" are already running. I manually started the "IBM WS AdminServer". It started fine without reporting any errors.
I started the WAS Administrator Console. I get the error
"The admin client failed to connect to the admin server. Start the local or remote admin server service before launching the admin client."
Checked out the IBM WS AdminServer and it is stopped!
I opened the logfile and this is what I found:
[01.06.14 01:39:21:894 EDT]
d272348c AdminServer A Initializing WebSphere Administration server
[01.06.14 01:39:21:934 EDT]
f25d349b DrAdminServer A DrAdmin available on port 1,039
[01.06.14 01:39:22:515 EDT] d272348c AdminServer A Your temporary product license expires on ......
[01.06.14 01:41:12:984 EDT] d272348c RegistryBean X [BOLD}Error creation user registry
com.ibm.ejs.security.registry.RegistryErrorException: Windows 2000:The Workstation service has not been started.[/BOLD]
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[01.06.14 01:41:13:064 EDT]
d272348c SecurityServe X Error updating active configuration com.ibm.ejs.sm.exception.ActiveObjectException: Error creation user registry
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and there are more exceptions like: Error updating active configuration etc.,
Can anybody tell me why I am getting all these errors. I am doing all this as an administrator. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
TIA,
AJ
 
Rahul Mahindrakar
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sorry cannot understand why the problem can you try reinstalling.
Rahul
 
Aj Manch
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I tried uninstalling & re-installing and am still ending up with the same problem.
Could it because I have 160 MB RAM? I saw that IBM recommends 256MB RAM is there anyway to find out if that is the reason? The installation seemed to have run smoothly.
At http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/doc/latest/idx_aas.htm Windows 2000 Professional is not mentioned as one of the Windows OS. It says Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Could anybody successfuly install the WAS 3.5 trial version on 2000 Professional?
Thanks in advance,
Ajay

 
Tony Chen
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Could it because I have 160 MB RAM?

Nope, I tried it on 128M before (sloooooowwww....)!
Windows 2000 Professional is not mentioned as one of the Windows OS.

But I just installed it on my Windows 2000 Professional with 256M.

Try delete the file was.license under \WebSphere\AppServer\properties directory, and see what will happen.
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Aj Manch
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Thanks for all your responses, but I still couldn't seem to resolve the problem.
I deleted the was.license file and it is still showing the same behavior. Upon close observation I found that the "IBM WS AdminServer" sevice is never starting up properly. This time after starting the service, I waited for some time and checked the status of the service. It mentioned 'Starting'. I checked again after a while and now it is 'Stopped'.
I looked at the adminserver_stderr.log file shows the following message three times:
java.lang.Throwable
at com.ibm.ejs.ras.CBuffLogger.fatalEvent(CBuffLogger.java:342)
at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.fireTraceEvent(Tr.java:453)
at com.ibm.ejs.ras.Tr.fatal(Tr.java:859)
at com.ibm.ejs.sm.server.AdminServer.invokeInitializers(AdminServer.java:1326)
at com.ibm.ejs.sm.server.AdminServer.completeNodeInitialization(AdminServer.java:1278)
at com.ibm.ejs.sm.server.AdminServer.main(AdminServer.java:355)
A look at the trace file indicates that things starting going bad at:
X Error creation user registry com.ibm.ejs.security.registry.RegistryErrorException: Windows 2000:The Workstation service has not been started.
Both of these messages indicate that there is a security-related problem. I created a new administrator this time and used that role for running the AdminServer.
Please throw some ideas as to what I could be doing wrong. Is there a fix pack or something that I should be using.
Thanks!
AJ

[This message has been edited by Aj Manch (edited June 14, 2001).]
 
Tony Chen
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Originally posted by Aj Manch:
X Error creation user registry com.ibm.ejs.security.registry.RegistryErrorException: Windows 2000:The Workstation service has not been started.

Make sure the Workstation service is started in your Services.
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Aj Manch
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What is the Workstation service? I couldn't find one by that name in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services. (OS: Windows 2000 Professional).
AJ
 
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Originally posted by Aj Manch:
What is the Workstation service? I couldn't find one by that name in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services. (OS: Windows 2000 Professional).
AJ

I could find it in my W2K Professional.
Workstation : Provides network connections and communications.
C:\WINNT\System32\services.exe
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Aj Manch
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Weird. I cannot find it in 'Services' on my machine, although I do have that process running (saw it in task manager). I installed WebLogic and it works fine. I am going to use that for now and will come back to WebSphere later. But I would appreciate any solutions/ideas.
Thanks,
AJ
 
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Where did you download your WAS 3.5 ?
Try http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/download_v35.html if you downloaded it from somewhere else.
Welcome back to WebSphere at anytime. Or you can try WAS 4.0 at http://www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/v40_prereg.html
Enjoy your WebSphere journey!
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PN Subramanian
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As per u'r initial error message the system is trying to make a registry entry and is unable to do so.It could well be due to admin rights in the system, otherwise registry error does crop up.
 
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