Registering a feature dataset as versioned may return the following error message:
"Failed to register as versioned"
The error may also include the following message:
"Cannot register as versioned on this database"
This error may occur for any of the following reasons:
- The feature dataset contains an empty Geometric Network.
- The feature dataset contains an empty or empty Topology.
- The annotation layer is in the ArcSDE 3.x format. ArcSDE 3.x annotation cannot be converted to geodatabase annotation. Therefore, it cannot be registered as versioned.