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Agent crashes when large Powershell script is executed


Article ID: 84758


Updated On:


CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


Error Message :
U01002404 Element type 'Binary Sized' on position '260' will exceed message size, '10598' > '3836', module 'EXAKTJQU.restartinfo'.

A Windows agent can crash while running a large Powershell script.

The above error message can be seen in the agent log file when this happens.



Cause type:
Root Cause: The Windows Agent crashes due to overwriting memory if an external interpreter is called too many times in a loop.


OS: Windows
OS Version: N/A


Update the agent to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available.

Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Automation Engine 12.1.1 - Available
Automation Engine 12.0.4 - Available
Automation Engine 11.2.7 - Available

Additional Information

Workaround :
Split the Powershell script into multiple job objects rather than running from a single job.

This will allow the job to complete without crashing the agent.