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Does the error happen every time you try to launch the client, or was this a one-time thing?
Was it working before and suddenly you have this problem?
You should be able to get better details about the error from the oddev.log file located in the Windows user folder (e.g. C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\UPDev7). These details may give a clue.
This issue happens every time the UPK launches and it only happens on specific user machines (that launched the UPK via secure tunnel).
The Oddev.log shows something like this:
Exception rethrown at :
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
at Gkn.OnDemand.Service.Content.RepositoryServiceReference.IRepositoryService.GetSecurityWarningMessage(String language)
at Gkn.OnDemand.Library.RemoteRepositoryStrategy.GetSecurityWarningMessage(String language, String libraryLocation) in e:\BUILDROOT_SUN\Builds\Branches\GreenValley\tfs\Core_DotNet\LibraryComponent\RemoteRepositoryStrategy.cs:line 170
System.Net.WebException: The remote name could not be resolved: 'upklib.bpweb.bp.com'
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetRequestStream(TransportContext& context)
I am assuming the client machine (the one with UPK client installed) is not on-site or on the same network as the UPK server - correct?
If so, get the client computer to establish a successful VPN connection. Once this is done, try the following from the affected machine:
1. Ping the UPK server upklib.bpweb.bp.com - do you get a response?
2. Visit the UPK ODSContent / virtual directory and make sure you can see published content - do you get to the webpage?
3. If you cannot ping the server, try inserting the port number of the IIS/web server as well and see if this helps? (This applies to visiting the webpage as well - insert the port number if required).
Lets see what happens..