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FEM displays Unable to logon to the P8 Domain error instead of launching the Create P8 Domain wizard

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempting to connect to a P8 Domain Configuration in IBM FileNet Enterprise Manager (FEM) for the first time results in error 'Unable to logon to the P8 Domain'.


Unable to logon to the P8 Domain.

Please ensure that the Server URL is correct and the Application Server is running. [Details*...]                                                

*Enterprise Manager Error

Method not found: 'System.String



A previous version of Windows component .NET API was installed instead of the referenced version mentioned in product documentation.


Microsoft Windows XP + Service Pack 3

.NET Framework 2.0

WSE 3.0

Diagnosing the problem

The .NET Framework version can be verified in the Control Panel - Installed Programs - .NET Framework.

Resolving the problem

Install the applicable version of Microsoft Windows component .NET API 3.0 as per IBM FileNet P8 Hardware and Software requirements guide and related product documentation (Installing Enterprise Manager).

Related information

Installing Enterprise Manager
Troubleshooting the FEM Installation
CE introduces WCF support for .NET API

Document information

More support for: FileNet P8 Platform
Content Engine

Software version: 4.5.1, 5.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1504533

Modified date: 13 November 2012

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