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Windows Authenticated Connections made to ArcSDE from the same machine where ArcSDE is installed fail.
This behavior is specific to Application Server (3-Tier) Connections from any ArcSDE Client. It does not affect connections made using Direct Connect.
The following gsrvr.exe error message may display:
"The application failed to initialized properly (0xc0000142). Click on OK to terminate the application."
Errors similar to the following are written to the giomgr.log file:
"Wed Nov 28 14:15:31 2007 - Error (-10):Couldn't Start Server Task."
"Wed Nov 28 14:15:31 2007 - ERROR (-10): Could Not Send XDR Result."
"Wed Nov 28 14:15:31 2007 - Process 3544, no shared information block established."
"Wed Nov 28 14:15:31 2007 - SDE Server 3544 exit'd with status 128."
Changes made to Windows Server Operating Systems in recent Windows Service Packs (Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4) to enhance security have impacted the way that ArcSDE makes local Windows Authenticated Connections.
There are two workarounds.