PRODUCTS.DAT is missing or corrupt when installing programs through NWCONFIG

  • 10063895
  • NOVL54523
  • 31-Jul-2001
  • 09-Nov-2002

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Symptom

PRODUCTS.DAT is missing or corrupt when installing programs through NWCONFIG

Fact

Novell NetWare 5.0

Novell NetWare 5.1

Cause

Only two PervasiveSQL licenses are included on each server.  If there are no licenses available when NWCONFIG tries to access the PRODUCT.DAT, the operation will fail.

Fix

Unload other programs that could be using the PervasiveSQL licenses before applying service packs.  Common programs that use a PervasiveSQL license are NDS auditing utilities.