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J2EE server does not start during installation


I am installing WebAS JAVA 640 (NW04 SR1) on a Windows 2003/MSSQL server. I am using JAVA SDK 1.4.2_9. The installation stops at step 24/25 whereby the installer waits for the J2EE engine to start. After making 3 attempts to start the J2EE server, the installation process just hangs and I have to Cancel the installation.

BTW, I am specifying a heap size of 1024 MB and using the "Database Only" option as UME data store during installation.

Having checked the trace and log files, it seems the UME service fails to start, throws an exception and the message "the start of a core service failed, Web AS will not start".

According to the information available <a href="">here</a>, I have checked the settings and it seems that option 2, <b>"User or group data is missing"</b> is causing the problem since database content of UME is missing. I have tried selecting entries from table UME_STRINGS but this table is empty.

Now, the same link says that I should login to UME web application as SAP* but the problem is that without the J2EE engine starting up, I cannot login and create missing users/groups.

Any ideas???



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