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Issue installing BIPST for BI4.1SP7


We're having an issue running BIPST. After installation of BIPST and Host Agent, and on first run, the "BI Landscape SDK Library" is launched. And on the next screen (BI Platform Classpath Relaunch), the action "Killing current BIPST process.." is marked as "failed" and it hangs.

Any way to troubleshoot this? There is nothing specifig in the logs.


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    Jan 24, 2018 at 03:21 PM


    Thanks for reporting your issue here.

    The cause of the problem you are seeing is a result of the tool attempting to match the loaded libraries to the correct version of the BI Platform to which you are connecting. To accommodate required changes in the SDK in later BO 4.2 versions, this relauncher application will attempt to close the support tool and re-open it with references to which SDK is needed. By default, this is the updated BI 4.2 SDK, however the pre-update SDK will be needed to connect the the 4.1 SP7 environment.

    Specifically in your instance, the relauncher failed to close the BI Platform Support Tool application and caused a mismatch between the SDK version specified in the preferences and the version called in startup. To reset this, I would recommend deleting your preferences.xml file and restarting the support tool itself. This will recreate the preferences using default settings, allowing a proper launch. I've added the location of the preferences file below:

    • %APPDATA%\BISupportTool\preferences.xml
    • C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\BISupportTool\preferences.xml

    If the relauncher fails to close the BIPST application again (causing the same issue), the preferences and startup batch file can be changed manually. I'd like to start with ensuring the default preferences.xml resolves the looping issue, then we can proceed with manual edits if needed.

    Please delete/rename the preferences.xml specified at the location above and relaunch the tool. We can then get together to manually resolve the SDK version, if needed.

    Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.



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  • Jan 17 at 10:08 AM

    Hello Morgan,

    I had the same problem. Please look at the attachment.

    Deleting the preferences.xml does not resolve the problem. 2019-01-17-11-07-33-greenshot-editor.png

    Can you help me in this case?

    Thanks and with regards

    Emre Ceylan

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