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P6 Export/Import to XML Fails With "The Tcp/Ip Connection to the Host <Host>, Port 1433 Has Failed. Error: "Connection Refused: Connect. "" (Doc ID 2384064.1)

Last updated on JULY 17, 2019

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to export to XML format (or any format that utilizes INTERNAL_PLUGINS), the export fails and the following errors are found in the log generated:


com.primavera.PhoenixException: Unable to resolve privileged username and password
The TCP/IP connection to the host <host>, port 1433 has failed. Error: "Connection refused: connect. Verify the connection properties, check that an instance of SQL Server is running on the host and accepting TCP/IP connections at the port, and that no firewall is blocking TCP connections to the port.".
at com.primavera.infr.db.PrivUserResolver.(
at com.primavera.infr.admin.CfgAccessMgr.a(
at com.primavera.infr.admin.CfgAccessMgr.(

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Launch P6
2. Export project to XML format


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