If you run any CA Service Desk command, such as pdm_configure, pdm_status etc., the following error appears:
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Improper file format of the NX_ROOT\NX.ENV file
The reason why this error appears is because the NX_ROOT\NX.ENV was edited manually and was not saved in the right encoding.
If the file is saved in "UTF-8", "Unicode" or "Unicode big endian" encoding, the Visual C++ error will appear.
The supported and correct encoding format for the NX.ENV file is "ANSI".
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Once the NX_ROOT\NX.ENV file has been saved with the proper encoding and the CA SDM services recycled, the error will no longer occur when attempting to run CA SDM commands.
TEC612988 - Best Practice when doing Changes to NX.ENV: using the 'pdm_options_mgr' command