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Error when accessing the Patch Manager server

Updated March 7, 2018


When you access the Patch Manager server (or Primary Application Server) using the Patch Manager Administrator Console, the following error displays: 

The process cannot access the file 
because it is being used by another process...

The following error message may also display in the console:


All Patch Manager versions


The anti-virus software is scanning a file, preventing the Patch Manager Administrator Console from accessing the server


  1. Disable the anti-virus client on the server.
  2. Re-launch the Patch Manager Administrator Console.
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