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Service Manager Self-Service Portal Error: Server Error in ‘/’ Application

7:15 pm in Uncategorized by kurtvh

I’ve encountered the following error after installing a fresh SCSM 2010 RTM environment.The following error was displayed when accessing the Self-Service portal (EndUser & Analyst):


Environment statistics:

  • Server 2008 R2 64bit with SCSM management server and Self-Service portal installed on the same server.
  • Pre-requisites for Self-Service portal installed
    • Microsoft Internet Information Services 7 with IIS 6 metabase compatibility installed – ASP.NET 2.0
    • I have an SSL certificate installed and configured.
  • Account used to install Self-Service portal
    • Is local administrator on the Service Manager management server and SQL Server 2008.
    • Is SQL Server system administrator.
    • Is the account specified for Service Manager services during setup of the Service Manager management server.


The error message indicates that a virtual directory is configured and should be configured as an application in IIS. EndUser & Analyst self-service portal folders (and no IIS applications) are visible when browsing to the corresponding web site in IIS. The followings steps have solved the issue in this case:

  • In IIS there is the possibility to convert folder to an application. Right click on the EndUser SCSM portal folder and select “Convert to application”


  • The following pop-up is displayed. Make sure that the correct Application Pool is specified in the “Add Application” pop-up.


  • Do the same for the Analyst folder.
  • After these conversions the SCSM portal should be up-and-running again…
    • If not, check that the correct account is used in the SM Application Pool. (Same as the SM Service account…)


Hope this helps!



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by alkin

System Center Service Manager 2010: Error when registering the Datawarehouse

4:57 pm in Uncategorized by alkin

While registering a Datawarehouse with Service Manager 2010 I got the following error in the eventviewer of the Datawarehouse server…

A module of type "Microsoft.SystemCenter.Orchestration.Module.WorkflowWorkItemModule" reported an exception System.FormatException: String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.
   at System.DateTimeParse.Parse(String s, DateTimeFormatInfo dtfi, DateTimeStyles styles)
   at System.DateTime.Parse(String s, IFormatProvider provider)
   at Microsoft.SystemCenter.Orchestration.WorkItem.ShredReader(XmlReader wiInstance)
   at Microsoft.SystemCenter.Orchestration.WorkItem..ctor(XmlReader wiInstance)
   at Microsoft.SystemCenter.Orchestration.WorkItem.GetWorkItem(String processCategory, String process)
   at Microsoft.SystemCenter.Orchestration.Module.WorkflowWorkItemModule.PollForNextWorkItemItem()
   at Microsoft.SystemCenter.Orchestration.Module.WorkflowWorkItemModule.OnDataItem(DataItemBase dataItem, DataItemAcknowledgementCallback acknowledgedCallback, Object acknowledgedState, DataItemProcessingCompleteCallback completionCallback, Object completionState) which was running as part of rule "WorkflowOrchestration.DeploymentRule" running for instance "Deployment Workflow Target" with id:"{0B09E978-69C6-709F-5D5E-B03C5477393C}" in management group "xxxxxx".

The problem here was that the system locale from the service account used wasn’t set to English-US

After that change (and rebooting the server) the job succeeded