Symantec Endpoint Protection - Server System Events: Cannot run binn\bcp.exe

Hello guys!

I have a problem with one of my SEP servers. I receive the following error from System Event Notifications (SEPM v11.06200):


"Message from:
                Server name: server_name
                Server IP:
Number of system events detected: 50
System events included:

See attached report for more details."

As a description in the attached file I have "Cannot run program "\\server_name\binn\bcp.exe": CreateProcess error=216, The image file %1 is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine" and the event type is "An unexpected exception has occurred".

Any idea?
Thank you!
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jmlambTechnical Account ManagerCommented:
Looks like the version of SQL Client Tools installed on the SEPM server doesn't match the OS/architecture it was intended to be installed on. Or you're using 2005 Tools to access a 2008 database, or 2000 Tools to access a 2005 database (etc.).

I would uninstall those Tools and reinstall using the same media that was used to install the SQL server.
r3helpdeskAuthor Commented:
The problem was indeed the SQL Client. It has to be run locally, not from another server (see bcp.exe path)

Solution (in my case SQL 2008):

1st step was to install these two packages locally :

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Command Line Utilities from

2nd step was to run the Management Server Configuration Wizard again to specify the new path to the SQL Client (C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn)

3rd step was to check the notification status inside SEP Manager Console

Note: run a smc -stop and smc -start for the green dot to reappear

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