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2156906 - PcdCheckTool fails to start with java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding


  • You have Enterprise Portal installed on a Windows environment;
  • You want to run the PcdCheckTool, but when you run the PcdCheckTool.bat you see an exception like below in the console:

Libraries have already been copied
Starting Console...
   INFO: Loading tool launcher...
   INFO: [OS: Windows Server 2008 R2] [VM vendor: SAP AG] [VM version: 1.6.0_85]
 [VM type: SAP Java Server VM]
   INFO: Main class to start: "com.sapportals.portal.pcd.admintools.standalone.c
   INFO: Loading 37 JAR files: [.\acl_api.jar, .\acl_core.jar, .\antlr.jar, .\ca
che.jar, .\, .\gl_api.jar, .\gl_api_intern.jar, .\gl
_core.jar, .\iaik_jce.jar, .\jta.jar, .\lock_api.jar, .\lock_core.jar, .\logging
.jar, .\pcdconfig_api.jar, .\pcdcr_api.jar, .\pcdcr_core.jar, .\pcdStandaloneIni
t_api.jar, .\pcdStandaloneInit_core.jar, .\pcdStandaloneRuntime_api.jar, .\pcdSt
andaloneRuntime_core.jar, .\pcdTools_api.jar, .\pcdTools_core.jar, .\pcdtrace_ap
i.jar, .\pcdtrace_core.jar, .\plconnection_api.jar, .\plconnection_core.jar, .\s, .\
~javalib.jar, .\, .\
core.jar, .\softcache_api.jar, .\softcache_core.jar, .\transport_api.jar, .\tran
sport_core.jar, .\transport_ept_core.jar, .\umwrapper_api.jar, .\umwrapper_core.
   INFO: Start
  FATAL: Main class "com.sapportals.portal.pcd.admintools.standalone.console.MainConsole" cannot be started:
  FATAL: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding.
        at java.util.Properties.loadConvert(
        at java.util.Properties.load0(
        at java.util.Properties.load(
        at com.sapportals.portal.pcd.admintools.AbstractAdminTool.init(
        at com.sapportals.portal.pcd.admintools.standalone.console.MainConsole.main(
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
FATAL: will abort now with exitcode 2
Program terminated abnormally
Press any key to continue . . .



  • SAP NetWeaver;
  • Server operating system is Windows.


SAP NetWeaver 2004 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0


pcd check tool, pcdcheck, database, portal content directory, corrupt, db, , KBA , BC-PIN-PCD , PCD Generic Layer Services , Problem

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