Upgraded OES NW 6.5 SP4a to SP5.
Added post SP5 NSS and server.exe patches.

I have never seen slpda, during it's load via autoexec.ncf,
give the 'init failed'.
Once thought I get to system console, typing in 'splda'
loads slpda with no issue.
Logged in successfully on off-site pc after slpda loaded.

SP5 slpda.nlm and other slp* patches look to be the latest

Have restarted server 3 times during post sp5 patches.
2 out of 3 times it gives 'init failed'.

Thanks to all?