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TestManager error: Failure reading properties file

Technote (troubleshooting)


This technote explains how to resolve a "failure reading properties file" error while installing IBM Rational TestManager.


The following error can occur in IBM Installation Manager while trying to install TestManager with a repository being accessed using UNC path.

"Failure reading properties file"


The cause can be either installing from the non-C: drive or having a space in the path to launchpad.exe

Resolving the problem

Copy or move the complete DISK1 folder (including subfolders) to a short path without spaces on the C:\ drive, for example C:\TM\DSIK1 and run launchpad.exe from there.

Document information

More support for: Rational TestManager

Software version: 7.0.2,,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1409128

Modified date: 14 December 2012