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WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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When attempting to launch a WebInspect 16.10 scan, I get the error "Scan initialization failed".  Logs show that WI is failing to connect to SQL Server.  I am using RDP to access a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM with MS SQL Server 2012 Express.  Any ideas on what might be causing this?

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Re: WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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Never mind.  Clearing out the SQLEXPRESS cache folder completely resolved this problem.  WI is running fine now.

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Re: WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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Never mind.  Clearing out the SQLEXPRESS cache folder completely resolved this problem.  WI is running fine now.

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Re: WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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Please specify the cache folder path? which need to be cleared.
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Re: WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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vrawat: See this other article fully detailing this SQL Express error and the corrections - https://community.saas.hpe.com/t5/Discussions/Scan-Initialization-Failed-error-with-WebInspect/m-p/1586938#M28 The SQL Express cache folder, \SQLEXPRESS\, is found under %localappdata%\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Data\

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Re: WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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I am getting the same error with WebInspect 16.10.

I cleared the contents in folder "C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Data\SQLEXPRESS" . But still getting the same error. Could you please help

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Re: WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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Check that the SQL Express service is running.

Also ensure you're using a supported version and that there aren't multiple versions installed on the system (as can often be the case if you have Visual Studio installed for example.

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Re: WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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Clearing the SQLEXPRESS folder solved the Scan Initialization Failed problem for me. But I had to stop SQL Server to remove all the files. There were 2 services running that I stopped but for some reason the sqlsvr.exe did not stop. I had to use Task Manager to kill it. Then I could remove all the files - well, actually I moved them to another folder just in case. Then I restarted the system to be sure all the SQL Server processes started up in the proper order. Thanks Duane!

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Re: WebInspect error "Scan initialization failed"

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There are several items that need to be performed to clear this SQL Express cache folder quickly.  You have run across most of therm here.  🙂

See:


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