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"Could not create the view... Automation error ... The service did not start due to a logon failure" when click "Maintain - Jobs - Define" or use other JAVA-based functions

Technote (troubleshooting)


User clicks "Maintain - Jobs - Define". User receives error message.
User receives similar error message when performing other Java-based functionality.


Could not create the view: !Could not create controller of type for composite class!

at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)

... 68 more
Caused by: exceptionId=ERR.ANY.WEBSERVICECONNECTIONEXCEPTION.CANNOT_EXECUTE_SERVICE, argument(s)=[FAIL: Message: Automation error
The service did not start due to a logon failure. Source: FrJavaProxyB, <http>://COL43-5414-2609/ibmcognos/controllerserver/CCRWS.asmx, ?]


There are many potential causes for the generic message "Could not create the view".

  • TIP: For more examples, see separate IBM Technote #1612000.

This IBM Technote specifically relates to the scenario where the error message contains the message " Automation error The service did not start due to a logon failure".
  • In this scenario, the cause is that an incorrect user and/or password has been used for the Windows service "IBM Cognos Controller Java Proxy".

Resolving the problem

Modify the username/password used for Windows service "IBM Cognos Controller Java Proxy", running on the Controller application server.


  1. Logon to the Controller application server as a Windows administrator
  2. Right-click on "My Computer" and choose "Manage"
  3. Expand "Services and Applications" and "Services"
  4. Double-click on "IBM Cognos Controller Java Proxy"
  5. Click tab "Log On"
  6. Modify the settings for "Log on as" as appropriate. In other words, choose "This account" and modify user to a Windows user who is a local administrator on the application server (typically the same as the "COM+ user")
  7. Click OK
  8. Click "General" tab.
  9. Click "Stop"
  10. Click "Start"
  11. Test.

Related information

1612000 - ** Troubleshooting ** "Could not create the v

Document information

More support for: Cognos Controller

Software version: 10.1.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1619686

Modified date: 06 May 2016

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