Scan Results Fail to Import in Shavlik Protect 9.x

Version 5



    • Scan results fail to import.
    • The operations monitor stops at step '5. Wait for results'.
    • You see the error "warning: scan still running - incomplete results"
    • STProtect.managed log contains an error such as:

      DB connection issue error " E APAlertEventProducer.Create|Unable to connect to SQL Server 'xxx'. SqlError message: 'Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.



    Here are some things to check and/or try for this issue:


    1) Check for previously imported results that are stuck in the arrivals directory. These temporary files can be deleted. They can be found here:


    -On Vista/2008/7: C:\ProgramData\LANDesk\Shavlik Protect\Console\Arrivals

    -On XP/2003: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\LANDesk\Shavlik Protect\Console\Arrivals


    2) If your Protect console is installed on a 2003 or XP system, make sure the HTTP SSL service is started and automatic.


    3) If you're using an Express version of SQL, make sure that the database isn't full - 10GB is the limit for SQL Express 2008R2 & newer. 4GB is the limit for older versions of SQL Express. You can use the database maintenance function in Protect to help clear up space - it can be found under Tools > Database Maintenance within Protect.


    4) In Protect go to Help > Index and look up the “SQL Server Post Installation Notes” document. Follow the directions within.


    5) Close Protect, Restart the Shavlik Protect Console service. Reopen Protect.



    After these steps, test running a few scans and see if results show up fine now.


    If results are still failing try this:

    -Alternate credentials for the console service: Close Protect, then go to Start > All Programs > Shavlik Protect > Database setup tool. On the "SQL Database Configuration" screen where it shows "Choose how services will connect to the database", check mark the option to Use alternate credentials for console services. Then set the Authentication method (the most common would be Specific Windows User), then set domain admin or service credentials. Finish through the setup tool, and test scanning again.


    If you still have an issue, please go through the following steps to obtain trace logs and send them to support:


    -In Protect go to Tools > Options > Logging and make sure both User Interface and Services are set to “All”. Save.

    -Close Protect.

    -Stop the Shavlik Protect Console services.

    -Delete all the logs from:

    -Vista, 2008, & Win7: C:\ProgramData\LANDesk\Shavlik Protect\Logs

    -Windows XP & 2003: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\LANDesk\Shavlik Protect\Logs

    -Start the Shavlik Protect Console service and open Protect.

    -Reproduce the error/issue.

    -Afterwards please zip and send all the logs.


    Affected Product(s)


    Shavlik Protect 9.x