PatchLink Distribution Point Service Will Not Start

  • 3009699
  • 07-Jun-2006
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks Patch Management 6.2 PatchLink Distribution Point - PDP
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 6.2


Patchlink Distribution service is stopped and will not restart. When attempting to start the service an error similar to the following will be returned.
"Could not start the Patchlink_Distribution service on the Local Computer.
The service did not return and error. This could be an internal Windows error or an internal service error.
If the problem persists, contact you system administrator."


This is an indication that the temporary file has been corrupted or was not removed properly upon service shutdown. Browse to \Program Files\Patchlink\Distribution Point\var\logs and delete the file. After removal of the file, the Patchlink_Distribution service should launch and function normally.

Additional Information

During normal startup of the Patchlink_Distribution SquidNT service the temporary file will be created in \Program Files\Patchlink\Distribution Point\var\logs. When the service is shut down normally, this file should be removed.