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Resolving the DB2 SQL5005C Error on Windows

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Summary

A DMExpress task that makes a design-time or run-time connection to a DB2 database running on Windows 2008 or Windows 7 may trigger a DB2 "SQL5005C" error. This is a DB2 issue caused by the Windows User Account Control (UAC) feature. It can be resolved by disabling UAC on the DB2 Windows machine.

Symptom

DB2 running on Windows 2008 or Windows 7 issues the following error message when the DB2 service tries to start in response to an attempted connection from DMExpress:

SQL5005C- System Error

Resolution

This DB2 issue is described in this IBM KB article.

To fix it, you need to disable UAC as described in the Turning off UAC section of the Microsoft User Account Control Guide.

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