Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE) Administration Console Reports Error Message When Home is Clicked on: The report response is invalid
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Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE) Administration Console Reports Error Message When Home is Clicked on: The report response is invalid


Article ID: 152450


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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange


After opening the SMSMSE Administration console and clicking on the Home icon the following error message is displayed:

The report response is invalid.

The statistics displays zeros and generated reports do not contain any data.

  • Windows Application Event Log contains the following error event:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Symantec Mail Security
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Date:  4/17/2008
Time:  9:04:44 AM
User:  N/A
Computer: SERVER01

Outer Exception Type: System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException
Outer Exception Message: Unspecified error
Outer Exception Source: Microsoft JET Database Engine
---Outer Exception Stack Trace---
at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnectionInternal..ctor(OleDbConnectionString constr, OleDbConnection connection)
at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions options, Object poolGroupProviderInfo, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnection owningObject)
at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreateNonPooledConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, DbConnectionPoolGroup poolGroup)
at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.GetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection)
at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.OpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory)
at System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection.Open()
at Symantec.Cmaf.Reporting.DataAccess.ReportingDBAccess.SelectHomePageData(VirusStatistics& virusStatistics, Statistics& statistics, ChartData& chartData)

Source : Symantec.Cmaf.Reporting.DataAccess.ReportingDBAccess::SelectHomePageData Thread:17
SelectHomePageData at offset 2691 in
file:line:column :0:0



The database that SMSMSE uses the Microsoft Access engine may not accessible or may be corrupt.


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Use one of the following workarounds:

  • Reset the reporting database.

1. Open the SMSMSE Administration Console. On the primary navigation bar, click Reports.
2. Click Views|Report Settings.
3. Under Tasks, click one of the following:

Reset Auto-Protect statistics
Reset spam statistics
Reset database statistics

This option purges all data from the reports database.

Reset all statistics

4. Refresh your screen.


  • Put in place a default reporting database.

The following document contains a copy of a blank cmaf_db.mdb with instructions and warnings for replacing the database that SMSMSE uses:  Report data is garbled incomplete or inconsistent when generating reports or viewing the home page statistics in the Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange console.

  • Repair .NET installation.

Use the following article from Microsoft: How to repair an existing installation of the .NET Framework.