EIM does not find IFB-file specified (Doc ID 509182.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 22, 2015

Applies to:

Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager - Version SIA [16186] and later
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000
Product Release: V7 (Enterprise)
Version: [16186] Engy/Oil
Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP3
Application Server OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP 4
***Checked for relevance on 07-Dec-2012***

Database Server OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP 4
""Checked for relevance on 22-DEC-2015""

This document was previously published as Siebel SR 38-1346080335.
***Checked for relevance on 11-Jul-2014***


We have just installed our evaluation server (to be Development server if version approved) with the 7.5 version and were trying to load our initial data. We filled the EIM-tables with data and constructed our IFB-file. Upon launching the EIM-task (both via GUI and Commandline) we always get the following error.
SBL-EIM-00204: Invalid configuration file to load initially.
According to the bookshelf this could indicate that the DOS-naming conventions were not respected. This however is the case. (IniLoad.ifb). I also found that the content of the IFB)file may be unacceptable but even after simpify the content to the extreme it still gives this error
I'm getting the feeling it is not looking for the file in the correct location (D:\sia753\siebsrvr\ADMIN) Which is the parameter I can set to increase the logging so as to find the real cause?
How and were can I check which will be the path used to locate the file?
Are there any other tests I could do to find the cause of the problem.
I checked also using the default.ifb filename and a file which does not exist in the ADMIN directory but to no avail (=same error message).
As this is blocking further evaluation a solution is urgent.
Your help is much appreciated,


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