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windows server devices provider service is not starting RRS feed

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  • I see an alert that the above mentioned service is not started. The event viewer shows the following:

    The 'Windows Server Devices Provider' service (DevicesProviderSvc) failed while starting. Additional error information: Unhandled exception in OnStart: System.ArgumentNullException: The empty string '' is not a valid local name.

     

    Parameter name: name

     

    at System.Xml.XmlConvert.VerifyNCName(String name, ExceptionType exceptionType)

     

    at System.Xml.XmlUTF8TextReader.VerifyNCName(String s)

     

    at System.Xml.XmlUTF8TextReader.ReadQualifiedName(PrefixHandle prefix, StringHandle localName)

     

    at System.Xml.XmlUTF8TextReader.ReadStartElement()

     

    at System.Xml.XmlUTF8TextReader.Read()

     

    at System.Xml.XmlBaseReader.MoveToContent()

     

    at System.Xml.XmlBaseReader.IsStartElement()

     

    at System.Xml.XmlBaseReader.IsStartElement(XmlDictionaryString localName, XmlDictionaryString namespaceUri)

     

    at ReadArrayOfDevicePropertyFromXml(XmlReaderDelegator , XmlObjectSerializerReadContext , XmlDictionaryString , XmlDictionaryString , CollectionDataContract )

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.CollectionDataContract.ReadXmlValue(XmlReaderDelegator xmlReader, XmlObjectSerializerReadContext context)

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.XmlObjectSerializerReadContext.InternalDeserialize(XmlReaderDelegator reader, String name, String ns, Type declaredType, DataContract& dataContract)

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.XmlObjectSerializerReadContext.InternalDeserialize(XmlReaderDelegator xmlReader, Int32 id, RuntimeTypeHandle declaredTypeHandle, String name, String ns)

     

    at ReadKeyValueOfstringArrayOfDevicePropertyoy2JKP7OFromXml(XmlReaderDelegator , XmlObjectSerializerReadContext , XmlDictionaryString[] , XmlDictionaryString[] )

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.ClassDataContract.ReadXmlValue(XmlReaderDelegator xmlReader, XmlObjectSerializerReadContext context)

     

    at ReadArrayOfKeyValueOfstringArrayOfDevicePropertyoy2JKP7OFromXml(XmlReaderDelegator , XmlObjectSerializerReadContext , XmlDictionaryString , XmlDictionaryString , CollectionDataContract )

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.CollectionDataContract.ReadXmlValue(XmlReaderDelegator xmlReader, XmlObjectSerializerReadContext context)

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.XmlObjectSerializerReadContext.InternalDeserialize(XmlReaderDelegator reader, String name, String ns, Type declaredType, DataContract& dataContract)

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.XmlObjectSerializerReadContext.InternalDeserialize(XmlReaderDelegator xmlReader, Type declaredType, DataContract dataContract, String name, String ns)

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.DataContractSerializer.InternalReadObject(XmlReaderDelegator xmlReader, Boolean verifyObjectName, DataContractResolver dataContractResolver)

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.XmlObjectSerializer.ReadObjectHandleExceptions(XmlReaderDelegator reader, Boolean verifyObjectName, DataContractResolver dataContractResolver)

     

    at System.Runtime.Serialization.XmlObjectSerializer.ReadObject(XmlDictionaryReader reader)

     

    at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.Devices.DataContractObjectStore`1.Load(String path, IEnumerable`1 knownTypes)

     

    at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.Devices.DataContractObjectStore`1.Load()

     

    at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.Devices.DevicesXmlDataStore.Read()

     

    at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.Devices.DevicesProviderDataManager.ReadFromDataStore()

     

    at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.Devices.DevicesProviderDataManager.DoLoadDeviceData()

     

    at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.Devices.DevicesProviderSvcHost.CreateProviderHosts()

     

    at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.ProviderFramework.ProviderServiceBase._OpenHosts()

     

    Any idea what may be going on?

    Thursday, June 9, 2011 1:55 AM

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