Error (-9):Couldn't Start Server Task

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When sending a job to the Geoprocessing Server from ArcToolBox, an error occurs and the following message is written into the $ARCHOME/gpserver/etc/rqmgr.log file:

"Error (-9):Couldn't Start Server Task"


In order to connect to a remote processor ArcToolbox needs the username and password for the server. If the network password is changed, once the connection has been defined, sending a job to this connection will cause the error.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Delete the connection in ArcToolbox.
  2. Create a connection with the new password.

Article ID:000003624

  • ArcMap 8 x

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