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Websphere AE 4.0Starting Problem

bhushan guduri

Joined: Jan 19, 2002
Posts: 23
We have installed WebSphere Application Server AE 4.0. But while starting the console we are getting the following problem.
ADGU2008E:The Administrative Client failed to connect to the Administration Server.start the local or remote
Administration Server Service before launching the Administration Client.
What i need to do?. did i miss some thing while installing AE4.0?
Kyle Brown
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Joined: Aug 10, 2001
Posts: 3892
Ummm... I have to ask the obvious -- did you start the admin service? It can be started either as a service through the Windows control panel, or you can do it on the "First steps" application...

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Paresh Sharma
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 34
You can always check up whether you have started the administrative service by looking at the tracefile.(Solaris) It should indicate that
"Websphere is open for e-business"
For NT, check up the services panel.

mail me @<br />Websphere 4.0 Certified Administrator<br />BEA Weblogic 5.1 Certified Developer<br />Sun Certified Java Programmer

Joined: May 29, 2002
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I am not an expert with Websphere, but I also encountered the same problem you are experiencing.
You have to check the log in c:\websphere\appserver\logs and check the fatalerror logs if it references an error with JDBC then probably you are Using DB2 7.1 if error is ADMS0007E this means you have to upgrade JDBC 1.0 drivers to JDBC 2.0. here is how you do it.
Run the batch file useJDBC2.bat from C:\SQLLIB\JAVA12
hope this helps..
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