When performing Additional Analysis on cases that were created before applying patch 5 for Summation 5.6.3, the error message below appears:
"Unable to locate Distributed Processing Engine on Localhost"
Loose data can still be added to the case using FTK without a problem.
In earlier versions of FTK, the file “proc_mgr_file.txt” was used. Now with patch 5 the file name is called Owner_Info.XML
The Owner_Info.XML file contains information that is different from the proc_mgr_file.txt file.
<case_owner_info version="1.0"><creator shortVers="5.6" version="18.104.22.168">AccessData® Forensic Toolkit®</creator><id>16</id><database alias="SQL\EDISCO"><host>SQL\EDISCO</host><port>-1</port><dbsystem>MSSQL</dbsystem></database></case_owner_info>
The Owner_Info file contains the name of the SQL Server and FTK Case ID
The proc_mgr_file.txt file, it may contain the name of the DPM Server or LocalHost.
- Make sure the Owner_Info.XML is present. Not every case will have this. This file will show up if items are added to a case using FTK.
- If this is in a DPM configuration, make sure “LocalHost” is added to the list of servers in the Distributed Manager Configuration page.