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I am getting this error when trying to start the coldfusion odbc agent in my services admin tools.

 The Coldfusion MX odbc agent service on the local computer started and stopped. some services stop.
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by:finnstone
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this does not work because the trc files keep appearing

In Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services, make sure that your ODBC Agent and ODBC Server Services are started.  If they aren't, and you get an error message when trying to start them, go to Control Panel>Computer Something>Event Viewer>Application.  Double-click on the line(s) for Cold Fusion.  If you see a 430 error ("unable to open event trace file"), go to C:\CFusionMX\db\slserver54\tracing directory and see if you have files with the .trc extension.  If so, delete those and then try starting the ODBC services again. (Source: Debbie Dickerson, Tech Support, Macromedia, August 1, 2002 post to "Unable to start MX ODBC Agent or Server Services" thread).
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by:hart
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if u have tried all the possibilities like

restarting the server.
going to administrative tools>services and tried starting it manually and even if it did not work.

then i think the alternative would be to ask macromedia support centre for help or reinstall cfmx

Regards
Hart
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by:anandkp
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Chk the properties on ur ODBC agent / server & see if it shows this as a path for executable respectively !

C:\CFusionMX\db\slserver52\bin\swagent.exe "ColdFusion MX ODBC Agent"
C:\CFusionMX\db\slserver52\bin\swstrtr.exe "ColdFusion MX ODBC Server"

if not - then updating the path with above & restart ur machine.
if it still dosent work - then try a reinstall :)

Let me know

K'Rgds
Anand
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by:Tacobell777
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Have a look in your event log, this should give more insight of whats happening or rather what going wrong.

Administrative Tools / Event Viewer

You can use the event id and search on http://www.eventid.net/ or take some of the text and search the macromedia forums which ussually are pretty good to get answers.
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by:finnstone
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i tried everything..same problem persists. what the heck!

i tried looking at the event viewer. i could not do that. i was told the interface is unknown.
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by:anandkp
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did u reinstall
a clean re-install !
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by:Tacobell777
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so you can;t look at the event log of Windows, cna you look at the logs of ColdFusion?
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by:caprarellaj
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I have run into similar problems installing
CFMX 6.1 on a Windows 2000 Server with SP4....
on a PRIVATE IP SPACE - 192.168.1.1

From an inital install of 6.1 (the most recent download as of Nov. 2003)
The Cold Fusion MX ODBC Server fails to start with an ErrorCode=3059
and the Cold Fusion MX ODBC Agent reports also fails with a
StartServiceCtrlDispatcher.

These 2 failures prevented adding ANY Microsoft Access datasources...
including the CF EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS - the MS Access datasources
failed to verfiy showing the CF was unable to update the NT registry
and that the DRIVERPATH was invalid.

I realize that your problem is not exact, however, you are installing
a dev server with no vaild IP address. I changed my server to a valid
IP - and perfect install - 1st time!

Possible RESOLUTION: give your server a valid IP....

hope this helps!

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by:mrichmon
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finnstone should respond to the comments and post a solution before any refund is given.
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