TIBCO Domain Utility: Common Errors While Creating a Domain

By | May 12, 2014

In TIBCO, You can create an administration domain using domain utility by going through the steps that I mentioned in my ealier post TIBCO Domain Utility: How to Create a new Administrator Domain–Step By Step Tutorial. In this post, I am going to share some common errors that one may come across while creating a TIBCO domain along with their solutions.


If you choose the option of storing domain information in database, you will be asked to specify the database driver and other database configurations while creating the domain. While creating domain using domain utility, I encountered following error in the database configuration step when I chose Oracle driver from the drivers list:


Solution to this problem is very easy. Simply copy ojdbc.jar file from your Oracle Installation lib folder and paste it to the following path:



Error: Failed to Open Services Control Manager

Error details:

I encountered this error at the final step of creating a TIBCO domain using domain utility. After getting this error, I get a domain creation success message but domain is not shown in the services and it doesn’t load in TIBCO administrator.


This error occurs due to limited user rights. In order to avoid this error, run domain utility as administrator.


Ajmal Abbasi

Ajmal Hussain Abbasi is Integration Consultant By Profession with more than 7 years experience in TIBCO products. He has extensive practical knowledge of TIBCO Business Works, TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO BE, EMS and TIBCO ActiveSpaces. He has worked on a number of highly critical integration projects in Telecom sector by using his skills in Tibco Designer, Adapters, TIBCO EMS, RV, Administrator, TIBCO BE, TIBCO ActiveSpaces etc. Ajmal Abbasi is also experienced in developing solutions using Oracle PL/Sql, Linux and Java. You can contact Ajmal Abbasi for Consultancy, Technical Assistance and Technical Discussions.

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11 thoughts on “TIBCO Domain Utility: Common Errors While Creating a Domain

  1. charan


    Thanks for these wonderful tutorials and tips. I have downloaded the trial version of TIBCO and installed it on my system. However I’m getting error saying “failed to open properties file designer.tra” when I try to run the TIBCO designer.
    It would be great if you could help me on this issue.


    1. arun

      @charan : You make a copy of the .tra files and rename them as designer.hwd.tra

    2. VenuGopal

      Iam trying to paste jar files in tra/JDBC folder.but the jar files will converting them into winrar files.if i am extracing them other files will showing which are not useful for connecting jdbc…please give a solution for this..


      1. Kishor Ugale

        HI VenuGopal,

        From your problem statement, I understood you are facing the issue with JDBC connection in Tibco Designer.
        you have to put the jar file in below path and these jar file you need to copy from your SQL developer installed folder.

        The path to paste the jar file:C:\tibco\tpcl\version\jdbc
        name of jar file like I have

        after pasting the jar file in the above said path than try.

        I hope this will work for your issue.

  2. Naveen

    Thanks for your guidance on preparing Tibco. Can you please discuss about some of the UNIX commands which are used in real time.

  3. kishor ugale

    Hi Sir,
    I have created the tibco administrator domain on windows 8 operating system, but tibco administrator services not start, showing error ‘windows could not start the tibco administrator 5.7(domain name) services on local computer’ and tibco hawk agent services is running fine , so kindly suggest me the solution to start the tibco administrator service..
    Thanks in Advance.

  4. kishor ugale

    Hi All,
    i m using domain data storage as database because my domain transaport is EMS not RV,but i want to see where AD and AU bydefult table created in database and how to check it in database. if will great helpe if could u help me for this.

    Thanks in Advance.

  5. suresh kumar

    after installation TIBCO Admistration.i got one error that is not showing domain name and port. it is still
    empty.pls solve to this error

    1. suresh kumar

      hi suresh,

      once you can give host and port in browser.

    2. Kishor Ugale

      HI Suresh,
      As I can understand from your Problem statement, you have not started the Tibco Administrator and hawk agent service, because these 2 services mandatory in running state for opening the Tibco Admin Url, If you have the Windows operating system then go to Task Manager then Services, you will find 2 services like TIBCO Administrator 5.8 (Domain_name) and TIBCO Hawk Agent (Doamin_name) , these service need to start first then try to open the Tibco Administrator URL,
      If you are using the Linux Machine then for above two services follow the below path

      Tibco administrator service: Tibco_home\administraor\domain\domain_name\bin\tibcoadmin_domain_name.exe
      Hawk service : Tibco_home\tra\domain\domain_name\hawkagent_domain_name.exe

      the above service you will start on Linux machine like below

      nohup ./tibcoadmin_domain_name.exe &
      nohup ./hawkagent_domain_name.exe &

      (nohup and & These will keep services running in background)

      I hope this will help you to resolve your issue.


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