Batch Report Fails Randomly With REP-0178 Cannot Connect To Reports Server <name> (Doc ID 458376.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 10.1.2.0.0 to 10.1.2.3 [Release 10gr2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
"Checked for relevance on 11-Oct-2012"


Symptoms

A batch file is used to submit a list of rwclient jobs to a report server.
This works usually but it can fail randomly with:
REP-0178 Cannot connect to reports server <repserver_name>

Nothing is changed but sometimes the jobs are all executed fine, sometimes not.
The discovery mechanism used is Multicast (the default).

Cause

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