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Format of the initialization string does not conform to specification starting at index

Updated November 9, 2017

Overview

When you are trying to upgrade to NPM 12.2, the Configuration Wizard returns the following error:

 

"Exception while configuring plugin Orion Core Services component Orion Database. Format of the initialization string does not conform to specification starting at index xxx".

 

Environment

  • NPM 12.x and later

Cause 

The exception is caused by special characters in the SQL user password, for example JH"B#!"

Resolution

  1. Connect to the SQL database using Management Studio.
  2. Change the password for the SolarWinds database user. Make sure it has no special characters.
  3. Run the Configuration Wizard again and use the new password. The Configuration Wizard completes without issues.

 

 

 

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