Access Services – Simple problem, simple fix


Access Services – An error has occurred…


I “thought” I had everything setup in my test environment that was needed to support Access Services. Then I created a new site based on the “Issues Web Database” template… and got this:



“An error has occurred”, now there is a useful error message! No question about the cause there! Clicking around the site got me these useful popups:



Nothing in the Windows Event logs about Access Services. No SharePoint 2010 Correlation ID displayed anywhere. Nothing in the SharePoint logs with the words “Access” or “issues”.


The Problem?


A bit embarrassing… Access Services was not started.



Started the service, and everything worked!


I nominate this error message…

as a classic….




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