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"The local processing engine is disabled." When Executing Job

Created by: Brendan Bone
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Problem

When running any EP job (processing, addition analysis, production, export, etc.) in a distributed processing environment, you receive the error "The local processing engine is disabled. This job cannot be processed without the local processing engine."  The JobError.job also says "RequireLocalProcessing is True, and LocalProcessingEngineAvailable is False."

 

Resolution

  1. In FTK, go to Evidence > Add/Remove
  2. Make sure the paths for all pieces of evidence are UNC paths

 

Cause

If any evidence paths are mapped paths or hard paths, any jobs involving the EP will always try to use local processing instead of distributed processing.

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