The solutions is valid on Windows systems with other CA products installed after CA Service Desk.
CA Service Desk fails to start with an "Unable to connect to DB" error message when CA products with earlier versions of eTPKI are installed after CA Service Desk r12.
To avoid this issue, do the following:
- Edit the system path: Move the PROGRA~1\CA\SHARED~1\eTPKI\lib directory to the beginning of the path.
- Start CA Service Desk.