Errors, "Server was unable to process request" and "is not authorized to use Helpdesk"
Last Updated September 27, 2008
"Server was unable to process request" and "is not authorized to use Helpdesk" errors show up in the Workflow logs during the execution of a component that accesses a Helpdesk environment. Here is the full exception:
Error,Thursday, September 18, 2008,System.Exception: Execution Exception ---> System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to process request. ---> Altiris.AppWeaver.AppWeaverException: : is not authorized to use Helpdesk. at Altiris.Helpdesk.Web.WebService.UpdateWorkItem(String workitemId, Int32 workitemVersion, NameValue workitemData, String notifyRuleIDs, Attachment attachments, String auxdata, Boolean mergeAuxData, UploadedFileList upl, WorkItemCommitOptions commitOptions) at Altiris.Helpdesk.Web.WebService.WorkItemCreate(NameValue workitemData, String notifyRuleIDs, Attachment attachments, String auxdata) --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
The authentication methods for the WebService.asmx page under AeXHD is set incorrectly. (Modified from the default installation settings for Helpdesk). it was discovered that "Enable anonymous access" had been turned on and that "Integrated Windows authentication" had been turned off.
These options prevent the WebService.asmx (which the Workflow components use to interface with the Helpdesk system) from properly authenticating to the Helpdesk system.
Enable anonymous access and check
Integrated Windows authentication.
Applies To Altiris Workflow Solution 6.0
Imported Document ID: TECH40609
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