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Orion Configuration Wizard generates an error

Updated January 11, 2019


When you run the Orion Configuration Wizard, the following message similar to the following displays:

Website configuration failed: Access to the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\
Orion\Information Service\3.0\SolarWinds.ADM.Contract.dll' is denied.


  • All Orion Platforms
  • Any files in the Program Files (x86) or Inetpub directory


A running process locked the file.


Open the Windows Resource Monitor and terminate the process.

  1. Open a Run box and execute:
  2. Click the CPU tab.
  3. Under Associated Handles, locate the locked file. For example, SolarWinds.ADM.Contract.dll as shown below.
  4. Terminate the process. 
  5. Search for the file again, verifying that no other processes are accessing the file.
  6. Run the Orion Configuration Wizard again. 




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