ColdFusion 8 Search Server service (Verity) reporting Error 1067 on startup

Posted by Dan on Nov 6, 2009 @ 5:08 PM

Yesterday I rebooted my personal dev server and much to my chagrin, when the server started back up the ColdFusion 8 Search Server service (aka Verity) would not start. Any attempt to start the service would result in the following error:

Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.

I looked around ColdFusion's log files, but couldn't find anything useful so I decided to try and start up Verity from the command line. Running from command line resulted in:

K2Admin - Verity, Inc. Version 5.5.0 (Build 20050601)
Resolved Entity [admin.dtd] to DTD file [C:\ColdFusion8\verity\k2\common\admin.dtd]
D:\ColdFusion8\verity\Data\host\admin\admin8.xml parsed in 16 ms
Status: Starting K2Admin Version 5.5.0 (Build 20050601 Sep  4 2006 14:41:49)
Status: Service Alias: ColdFusionK2 (Host:localhost Port:9951)
Status: Master Administration Server: localhost:9951
Status: Creating Backup Service - 2 threads
Status: Creating Broker Service - 1 threads
*** FATAL Application Error ***
Exiting ...

I hunted around trying to find the root cause for the fatal application error, but I couldn't find anything on Google or any of the forums I checked. Since I wasn't getting anywhere, I decided to try uninstalling and reinstalling the Verity services.

Inside the .\ColdFusion8\verity folder, there's two files called verity-uninstall.bat and verity-install.bat which you can use to uninstall and install the Verity service.

I ran the verity-uninstall.bat batch to uninstall the service and once the service was correctly uninstalled, I went ahead and ran the verity-install.bat file to re-install the service.

Fortunately this fixed the issue for me. I had to re-create all my collection, but that wasn't a big deal (time consuming, but painless.)

So, if your Verity service isn't starting up and nothing else you've tried is working, you might just trying uninstalling and reinstalling the service.

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