Error: "The Oracle Weblogic $Name NodeManager Service on Local Computer Started And Then Stopped" Generating Event Viewer Error "Unable To Set Current Working Directory! Supplied Path = The Filename, Directory Name, or Volume Label Syntax Is Incorrect"

(Doc ID 2060213.1)

Last updated on MARCH 30, 2017

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 8.0 and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


After creating a windows service for the WebLogic Node Manager, the following error occurs when attempting to start the service:

"The Oracle Weblogic $DomainName NodeManager ($Path) service on Local Computer start and then stopped.  Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs."

Reviewing the Event Viewer logging for the detailed error message yields:

"Unable to set current working directory! Supplied path = the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Browse to the windows services menu and start the WebLogic node manager.
2. Observe error (then browse to the Windows Event Viewer and observe the detailed error message).

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot startup node manager as a service.


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