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Topic Title: Failed to get data for 'SoftwareSASGeneration'
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Created On: 05/21/2012 03:26 AM
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 05/21/2012 03:26 AM
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Apprentice (20-49)

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Automate is giving the following error. We cannot open or re-install it can you please assist.

Failed to get data for 'SoftwareSASGeneration'

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 05/21/2012 06:49 AM
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Leonard Amabile

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Hi Janlo,

Another application has created a corrupt SoftwareSASGeneration registry key that Automate cannot read or change. Please delete the following registry string:


The other application added it as a String Value rather than a DWORD Value. Once you have deleted the corrupt key, please reinstall Automate. You may experience the problem again when this application adds back the incorrect key. If you are able to determine the application, please let us know so we can contact the developer.

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 05/21/2012 11:35 PM
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Journeyman (50-99)

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Morning All
Further to Janlo's post above, we did eventually manage to narrow it down to two applications that were installed the day Automate stopped working:

Windows Agent, publisher: N-able Technologies, version

Removing above apps, deleting the reg key, and recreating with a DWORD, fixed Automate 8

Hope this assists

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 05/23/2012 10:49 AM
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Liz Casale

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Hi Janlo,

Were you able to delete the registry key to get BPA Server back up and running?

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