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Error: Viewing a map library registered in ArcSDE for Coverages returns: 'Underlying DBMS error'

Error Message

Attempting to view a map library registered in ArcSDE for Coverages returns:

"Underlying DBMS error"

Additionally, features may not show up in the view.

Cause

ArcSDE for Coverages is unable to resolve a path in one of the library tables.

Solution or Workaround

  • Verify that any environment variable used by the library is correctly set and is set as a system environment variable on the machine running ArcSDE for Coverages. Reboot the server so the changes are recognized.
  • Verify that all paths used by the library are correct.
  • If user permissions are restricted for the library, add the $REST user with browse permissions.