After installing the Client Server Encyclopedia (CSE) software, running the CSE configuration utility cse_config will fail with the following error when targeting SQL Server and doing a Create/Initialize or Update to the Encyclopedia:
"Error 255 while loading SQL Server schema tables."
This error occurs because the SQL Server UserID's password contains a special character like the ampersand "&". For example, the password to sa is something like "abc&def".
There are two workarounds to this problem.