Occasionally the pdm_ver.exe process does not start properly. In the Windows OS Event Viewer, the following Application Error is seen:
Faulting application name: pdm_ver.exe, version: 126.96.36.199, time stamp: 0x4da7578c
Faulting module name: pdm_ver.exe, version: 188.8.131.52, time stamp: 0x4da7578c \
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Faulting process id: 0x86c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cea031f24a0cb3
Faulting application path: D:\PROGRA~1\CA\SERVIC~1\bin\pdm_ver.exe
Faulting module path: D:\PROGRA~1\CA\SERVIC~1\bin\pdm_ver.exe
The pdm_ver.exe process creates a DMP file and the following call stack is found to be common:
Service Desk Manager 14.x and 17.x
All Supported Windows Operating Systems
The DMP file indicates that the pdm_ver.exe process is crashing because it is trying to access invalid memory at the time of the crash.
To correct this problem, there is an NX.ENV setting, NX_USE_PDM_DLL=YES, that can be added. With this setting enabled, the pdm_ver.exe process will lookup information in the pdm.dll file instead of shared memory.
You can use the following commands to add/modify the NX_USE_PDM_DLL variable to the NX.ENV file:
pdm_options_mgr -c -s USE_PDM_DLL -v YES -a pdm_option.inst
pdm_options_mgr -c -s USE_PDM_DLL -v YES -a pdm_option.inst -t
After making this change, you are required to recycle the SDM service in order to make this setting active.