PracticeWorks: Btrieve Error 161 when opening PracticeWorks

Document created by john.wildharber Employee on May 15, 2017Last modified by john.wildharber Employee on May 25, 2017
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If this error is only happening for some users, then there are more users trying to access PracticeWorks than the number of Pervasive licenses available.  If the number of computers that are currently in PracticeWorks are less than the number of Pervasive licenses you own, then you may need to clear a session manually that is locked open.

 

The session can be cleared manually following these steps:

  1. On the server, click Start > Programs > Pervasive
  2. Click the Pervasive version (e.g. Pervasive SQL 2000i)
  3. Click Utilities > Monitor
  4. On the Monitor, select MicroKernel > Active Users or MicroKernel > Active Sessions
  5. On the Active Users or Active Sessions screen, highlight the name of the user to remove
  6. Click Delete current user (if the same name appears repeatedly, delete all instances of it)
  7. Close the Monitor window
  8. Open PracticeWorks

 

If this error is happening on every workstation for every user, then there is something wrong with the Pervasive license on the server.  The license may be disabled or requires activation.

 

To repair a disabled license:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Programs
  3. Click Pervasive
  4. Click Utilities
  5. Click License Administrator
  6. Right-Click on the disabled key and choose Repair
  7. Confirm the Repair
  8. After the repair says it is complete, the key should show as Active under the State column
  9. Close the License Administrator window
  10. Open PracticeWorks

 

To activate a Pervasive license on the server

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Programs
  3. Click Pervasive
  4. Click Utilities
  5. Click License Administrator
  6. Enter the activation key
  7. Click Activate
  8. Close the License Administrator window
  9. Open PracticeWorks
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