Failed to initialize object as reader.

Feb 3, 2010 at 9:30 PM

I am able to run the sql 2008 version from my workstation but when trying to run it from either server on my 64 bit Sql Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Server running on WinServer 2003 R2 I receive the following output:

Connecting to Server : MyCluster
Connecting using Trusted Connection!true
Writing output to : BlockedProcessTrace.xml
Using Template: BlockedProcessTrace.tdf
Failed to initialize object as reader.

I verified SQLSysClrTypes.msi and SharedManagementObjects.msi were installed but am still having no luck.

Any ideas for next steps?

May 3, 2010 at 11:29 PM

I have the same problem - any suggestions on how to resolve this?

May 3, 2010 at 11:44 PM
I never had any luck with this and ended up running it from another
workstation that was running Windows Vista 32 bit which worked.

-Shane
Mar 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM

The problem is that pfclnt.dll cannot be located since it's 32bit only.  The build needs to be modified to target x86 instead of the default setting Any CPU.