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2554648 - SQL Anywhere Windows service does not start since the ImagePath string value in the registry key was quoted


  • The Windows service cannot start and the Windows Event System viewer shows "The system cannot find the file specified".
  • SQL Anywhere log file does not include any message.
  • Opening a DOS console and running
    sc query serviceName
    the WIN32_EXIT_CODE is 0 meaning that the Windows Service Control Manager did not attempt to start the service because an issue was detected first.



  • SAP SQL Anywhere (any supported versions)
  • Microsoft Windows


SAP SQL Anywhere 16.0 ; SAP SQL Anywhere 17.0 ; SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 12.0


Sybase , KBA , BC-SYB-SQA-OTH , SQL Anywhere - other (install, docs, etc.) , Problem

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