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Problem: Opening a Map document with reference to an ArcSDE instance hangs ArcMap

Description

ArcMap hangs with no error message when opening a Map document that references a connection to an ArcSDE instance.

Cause

The users' ArcSDE logfiles are not present. These tables and indexes are created based on parameters in the dbtune file under the LOGFILE_DEFAULTS keyword. The logfile tables may not be created because of invalid parameters, insufficient permissions, or because the initial extent in the tablespace was not created.

Solution or Workaround

Contact your ArcSDE administrator and verify the LOGFILE_DEFAULTS keyword parameters are valid.