OBIEE 10g: Error: "logon failed" Opening a Repository in On-Line Mode in the Administration Tool (Doc ID 1109461.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 06, 2014

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.3.4.1 [1900] to 10.1.3.4.2 [2405]
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.3.4.1 [1900] to 10.1.3.4.2 [2405]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 11-Jun-2013

Symptoms

You have installed OBIEE 10g Administration tool on a (Windows XP) PC separate from the OBIEE server components, which are installed on a machine running Windows 2003 server.  You log into the Administration tool and open the (remote) repository in on-line mode.  But you get the following error:

logon failed

However you are able to log into Answers from this machine and successfully run a query. Also System DSN testing works, and ODBC client can open this System DSN too.

Cause

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