EPMA Process Manager Fails To Start with Error: "Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider" (Doc ID 1305023.1)

Last updated on JULY 28, 2016

Applies to:

Hyperion Planning - Version 11.1.2.0.00 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
*** Checked for Relevance 12.2.15 ***

Symptoms


When attempting to start EPMA process manager, it  fails with the following error occurs displayed in the Windows Event viewer Application log:

Service cannot be started. Hyperion.DimensionServer.ProcessManager.Interface.ProcessManagerException: Cannot initialize the Session Manager. ---> System.ArgumentException: Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed.
at System.Data.Common.DbProviderFactories.GetFactory(String providerInvariantName)
at Hyperion.DataAccessLayerCore.DataAccessLayer..ctor(NameValueCollection settings)
at Hyperion.DimensionServer.SessionManager.SessionManager.Initialize(String configFileName, Boolean restorePastInstanceSessions, Boolean enableCaching)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Hyperion.DimensionServer.ProcessManager.ProcessManager.InitializeSessionManager()
at Hyperion.DimensionServer.ProcessManager.ProcessManager.Initialize()
at Hyperion.DimensionServer.ProcessManager.Service.OnStart(String[] args)
at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase.ServiceQueuedMainCallback(Object state)

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1. Open Server manager.
2. Start BPMA process manager.

Cause

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