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2258787 - Failed to add Data Services Job Service - Data Services 4.2 SP6


  • When installing Data Services the following error is seen:


  • The setupengine.log shows:

15:11:53.428 [DSAddJobService]: Custom Action Failed!
15:11:53.428 writeToPostInstallFile: D:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services\\log directory already exists
15:11:53.428 [DSAddJobService]: Set property DSAddJobServiceActionFailedMsg to: Data Services Job Service could not be created during installation. After the installation completes, run the following command to create the service: "D:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services\bin\al_jobservice.exe" -install -DNAME -User -P*****
15:11:53.428 NativeActionExecutor: restoring path.
15:11:53.428 NativeActionExecutor: entry point returned successfully.
15:11:54.428 Error: unmarshalSizet: curPos past end of string
15:11:54.428 Error: Serialization error.  Expecting at least 1 arg(s).  Got 0.
15:11:54.428 Error: Poco Exception: Software caused connection abort
15:11:54.428 Action execution process terminated with non-zero exit code: 1.
15:11:54.428 Error: *** Action result: unknown.



  • SAP Data Services 4.2 SP6
  • SAP Data Services 4.2 SP6 Patch 1


SAP Data Services 4.2


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