Thanks Sander. Thankfully I did that earlier.
John… I think this SAP note is the key. I’ve been doing this type of work to long to have failed to consider SAP patches as well, although subconsciously I figure that since SAP BC comes with the SAP adapter already installed that this would not be there problem… Maybe they change that. In any case this seems to be it.
Thanks!!! I owe everyone lunch. (As long as I pick the place.)
Here is the note… I don’t recall any issues with posting this information… in any case you need access to obtain the patch and it is helpful to know if you run into the problem.
You have installed the Business Connector 4.6 as a “Windows NT Service” or a “Win2000 Service”. When you start the Business Connector, the following symptoms can be observed:
The error log shows a message
“Could not load middleware layer com.sap.mw.jco.rfc.MiddlewareRFC
no jRFC12 (jRFC12.dll) in java.library.path”.
Because of this the SAP Adapter cannot be started and the menu button “SAP” is missing in the Administrator UI.
When issuing a “Restart” command, the Business Connector is shutting down completely and not restarting.
Additional key words
Restart, Shutdown, Background Process
Cause and preconditions
This problem is caused by starting the java.exe background job in a wrong way: the system path, which is set in server.bat, is not known to the process and also exit return codes from the process are not handed back to the batch file.
Shutdown the Business Connector from the admin UI. Then install the latest CoreFix for BC 4.6 (please see note 541590 for this).
When you now start the Windows Service, it should work ok.