The RA BusinessObjects Agent can't be started with the following kind of error in the trace log:
With newer Business Objects version like 4.2 and also 4.1, SAP switched the xmlbeans-2.3.0.jar to the newer xmlbeans-2.6.0.jar
Release : 12.3
Component : AUTOMATION ENGINE
Subcomponent: RA Business Objects Agent 4.0
External Application: SAP Business Object 4.1 and 4.2
In order to properly install / configure the RA BusinessObjects Agent please follow the steps indicated in the documentation, specially:
1. All third-party jar files need to be copied to the lib folder of the agent
2. Before starting the agent, a BusinessObjects Connection Object needs to be created and filled it properly and be attached to the RA BusinessObjects Agent.
3. For SAP Business Object version 4.1 and 4.2 ( and possibly higher versions), SAP switched the xmlbeans-2.3.0.jar to the newer xmlbeans-2.6.0.jar.
In the RA agent's lib directory, remove the xmlbeans-2.3.0.jar and copy instead the newer xmlbeans-2.6.0.jar.
This file can be found in SAP Business Objects installation:
C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\web services\en\dsws_consumer\data\dswsJavaApi\external