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Obsidian | Level 7

Hello Everyone,


I am getting an metadata related error when i click on Set Active in profile window from Enterprise Guide.


I am using SAS 9.4 M3 and EG 7.13 64 bit on a windows 10 machine.

The same is working fine for other user on windows 7.

I am connected on LAN.


I did telnet to the Metadata server on 8561 and it was successful.

I performed the Integration Technology test which was also successful.

Select 'Start > Programs > SAS > Utilities > Integration Technologies Configuration'

- Test SAS Servers > Next

- Enter a SAS server definition manually > Next

- SAS Metadata Server > Select 'IOM BRIDGE' connection

- Enter the Fully qualified Server Name - Port (the default port # is 8561)

- User's ID and PW

- Test Connection - Successful.


Running out of option now on this and seeking some help from the community.

Would appreciate if someone could suggest what could be causing this ?

I am posting the detailed error message below -


Error pop up -

An unexpected error has occurred while accessing Metadata.

unexpected metadata found while processing query.


Detailed Error -

Error Message :

Error initializing metadata connection

The object invoked has disconnected from its clients. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80010108 (RPC_E_DISCONNECTED))


-------------------------- Technical Information Follows --------------------------


Exception Details:


Exception type: SAS.EC.Directory.Metadata.MetadataException

Message: Error initializing metadata connection

Source: EC.Directory

Target Site: Initialize


Stack Trace:

at SAS.EC.Directory.Metadata.OMSProvider.Initialize()

at SAS.EC.Directory.Metadata.OMSProvider.Connect()

at SAS.EG.SDS.Dialogs.ProviderConnectDlg.Connect(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)


Inner Exception Details:


Exception type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException

Message: The object invoked has disconnected from its clients. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80010108 (RPC_E_DISCONNECTED))

Source: SASOMIInterop

Target Site: GetInfo


Stack Trace:

at SASOMI.ISecurity_1_1.GetInfo(String InfoType, String CredHandle, Array& Options, Array& Output)

at SAS.EC.Directory.Metadata.OMSProvider.Initialize()


Thanks in Advance !!


Opening a track with tech support is recommended. Do you have other clients at hand, like iMap-Studio or Management Console, to test whether this is a problem in metadata or with the connection?

Amethyst | Level 16



indeed, a ticket with SAS Technical Support seems to be fit for this kind of question.

Is your installation a local one, or is it virtualized with Citrix, AppV, ThinApp or similar?


In case it is local:

- you maybe can get additional information by checking the Windows Event logs

- and perhaps is a COM component not registered properly on EG. I recommend to run EGuide.exe /register.

Pyrite | Level 9

I have users beginning to experience this exact issue.


They all are using air cards for internet access and connected to our company's VPN, which is overloaded and slow. When I have the users switch from using the air card for internet access to their home Wi-Fi, they connect fine and do not receive errors.

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