Bootstrap Mode

Bootstrap mode uses a database user to login to the database. In this mode Datamover can perform many system adminstration related commands as well and some steps in an installation or upgrade require Bootstrap mode to work correctly.

If you get the message:

Invalid Access ID and password for signon -- see your security administrator

When logging into datamover in bootstrap mode (e.g. as sysadm or sa), then it indicates a connectivity problem with your Oracle client or ODBC connection.

If you are installing PeopleTools 8.5x on a 64 bit operating system and using ODBC (Microsoft SQL Server) there is an additional catch. You need to set up the System DSN from:

  • 64 bit: C:\windows\system32\odbcad32.exe as well as:
  • 32 bit: C:\Windows\syswow64\odbcad32.exe

If you don't set up the System DSN to your database for SQL server in the 32bit ODBC setup, you will get the error. Hard to catch as when you look at the ODBC settings you will see the 64 bit version of the application and everything looks fine!

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