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Error: This instance's service name &ltinstance> not found in system services file

Error Message

When sdemon -o start is used to start ArcSDE, the following error appears:

"This instance's service name <instance> not found in system services file."

Cause

There are a number of possible causes for this behavior. The causes and solutions are listed below.

Solution or Workaround

Causes and solutions are listed in order of probability.

  • Check TCP/IP services file configuration of the ArcSDE application server.
    <a href='http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/35476' target='_blank'>How To: Check TCP/IP services file configuration of the ArcSDE application server</a>
  • When using Windows systems, the TCP/IP component may be corrupted. Reinstall the TCP/IP component. Refer to the Windows documentation or Microsoft support site for details on how to do this.

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