CFG-ERR-0101 when starting Cognos for the first time on Windows 2008 R2
Sunday, 03 July 2011 20:53
[ ERROR ] CFG-ERR-0101 Unable to register IBM Cognos service.
Execution of the external process returns an error code value of '5'.
CFG-ERR-0101 when Cognos Configuration starts the service for the first time.
Windows 2008 R2
User starting the service is part of the local administrator group but he cannot create the service.
Windows 2008 R2 security does not allow by default the administrator privilege.
Right click on Cognos Configuration shortcut and choose "Run as administrator" then start the service.