Hi,

We have done two OES 2 servers with ZDM 7 SP1 and the Inventory daemon keeps dying after being loaded for a couple of minutes.

The /var/log/novell/zenworks/inv/novell-zdm-inv.log file has the following information

Code:
Starting Inventory services. Please wait...
Corrupted or missing exceptions properties file. Using defaults.
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
        at com.novell.zenworks.desktop.inventory.zencommon.NDAPAuthUtilities.unauthenticate(NDAPAuthUtilities.java:756)
        at com.novell.zenworks.desktop.inventory.zencommon.NDAPAuthUtilities.getAttributes(NDAPAuthUtilities.java:825)
        at com.novell.zenworks.desktop.inventory.zencommon.NDAPAuthUtilities.getAttributes(NDAPAuthUtilities.java:788)
        at com.novell.zenworks.desktop.inventory.zencommon.AuthUtilities.getAttributes(AuthUtilities.java:137)
        at com.novell.zenworks.desktop.inventory.common.InventoryAuthUtilities.getAttributes(InventoryAuthUtilities.java:115)
        at com.novell.zenworks.desktop.inventory.servercommon.ZENWorksInventoryServiceManager.main(ZENWorksInventoryServiceManager.java:389)
Again, this happened on both servers. The way I fixed the first one was to run the install again. I hope there is a better solution?