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Automatic Workstation after Upgrading

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By Johan Back

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Posted: 21 Mar 2003

I found that Automatic Workstation would not work after I upgraded from ZfD 3.2 sp1 to ZfD 4.

The server log looked like this:

Dec 30, 2002 5:23:55 PM Connection opened:
Dec 30, 2002 5:23:55 PM HUBERT_Server Package:NetWare:Workstation
Dec 30, 2002 5:23:55 PM Could not parse the cookie:
java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: -1
Dec 30, 2002 5:23:55 PM Connection closed:

SOLUTION: The problem was that some java files did not get upgraded. So I did the following to get it to work:

  1. Rename the java folder sys:java\ to javaold
  2. Reinstall workstation import. Now there is a new java folder, copy these files to javaold, delete the new java folder, rename javaold back to java.
  3. Restart ZfD. Now it should work.

Note: I had the same problem to get ZfD snapins to get upgraded to ZfD4. I had to have a clean ConsoleOne, and installed the new snapins there.

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