eConnect Integration Service Will Not Start


The installation of eConnect seems to complete correctly but eConnect Integration Service Will Not Start .   To fix this, I checked the error logs and found this in the Administrative Events:


Service Startup and Construction of Service Host

Current User Name:

Input parameters:

Exception type:


Exception message:

HTTP could not register URL http://+:80/Microsoft/Dynamics/GP/eConnect/mex/. Your process does not have access rights to this namespace (see for details).

A quick web search found Adam Liposky’s GPUG blog entry, He had three steps, only one of which is necessary. The other two are unwise (sorry Adam).

Step 3:

“I opened the “Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.eConnect.Service.exe.config” file in notepad, which should be located in the following directory:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics\eConnect 12.0\Service

At the bottom of the file, locate the following setting:

<serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled=”true” httpGetUrl=” http://localhost/Microsoft/Dynamics/GP/eConnect/mex “/>

Change the value for “httpGetEnabled” from “true” to “false”. Save and close the file, then try starting the service again.”

DO NOT make the service user a local admin.

DO NOT make the service user a SQL SysAdmin. The eConnect service user should have the DYNGRP role in the GP databases.