BlackBerry MDS Connection Service fails to start after upgrading to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP3

Article ID: KB31423

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 09-04-2013


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP3 for Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2
  • DT 2418450

After upgrading from BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2 to SP3, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service will not start and the error below is displayed:

Error: 1067. The process terminated unexpectedly

The Windows Event Viewer Application logs will also show the following two events in reference to this failure:

Log Name:     Application
Source:        BMDS
Date:          8/23/2011 7:37:50 AM
Event ID:      0
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
The description for Event ID 0 from source BMDS cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
The following information was included with the event:
Service could start up the JVM C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_18\bin\client\jvm.dll
[EN= 126] [EMSG= 桔⁥灳捥晩敩⁤潭畤敬挠畯摬渠瑯戠⁥潦湵⹤਍(error code = 126)] [SRC=尮潳牵散橜癡獡牥敶⹲c][LINE=444]

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 23/08/2011 7:36:50 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Faulting application bmds.exe, version, time stamp 0x4e138e12, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp 0x4ce7ba58, exception code 0xc0000374, fault offset 0x000ce653, process id 0x1450, application start time 0x01cc6188f299b3d8."

This is a previously reported issue that is being investigated by our development team. A resolution is currently unavailable.

Enable Compatibility Mode for Windows Server 2003 SP1:

  1. Under the installation folder for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, right-click the bmds.exe file and click on Properties.
    Note: The default location is <drive:>\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\bin
  2. Under the Compatibility tab, select the Run this program in compatibility mode for: check box and select Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 1).
  3. Click OK and start the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.


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