How to troubleshoot terminal connection

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#1

I’m attempting to use a Terminal Session activity to connect to an AS400 program using IBM iSeries client. I have a .WS profile that I use to connect manually, but I’ve been unable to ever successfully connect using UIPath.

The UIPath error I get is “Terminal Session : There was an error connecting to terminal. Error code: Error”

The error I see in the Windows Application log is “Connect error: Exception occurred. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80020009 (DISP_E_EXCEPTION))”

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot these vague errors? I’ve googled the exception and browsed the UIPath forum but haven’t found anything helpful yet.


#2

I’m even more of an AS400 terminal rookie than a UIPath rookie, but was able to finally get connected.

My IBM i Access for Windows installation placed the session manager file (pcsfe.exe) in a folder called \Emulator. Once I moved the .WS profile and .CAE file (profile config for login type) to the Emulator folder the session connected using the Terminal Session activity.

I still don’t have any better ideas on how to debug a blank error, but at least trial and error fixed me for now.