Add Rasters to Mosaic Dataset tool returns an error or crashes when the tool is running in the background

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The Add Rasters to Mosaic Dataset tool crashes or returns an error.


This issue is known to happen in the following cases:

• The Raster Type Properties have been edited.
• Background processing is enabled.
• The results of the geoprocessing operations are set to be added to the display.
• The operating system is either Windows 7 or Windows Vista.


There are two potential workarounds for this issue:
• Turn off background processing.
• Turn off the option to add geoprocessing results to the display.

    Article ID:000011201

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