Like many others, I have been annoyed by "Error Reading Setings" for profile manager and wiki. I have tried many solutions without success unless I reinstaled Kion and Server from scratch - what a waste of time. Today I tried bloofish47's solution of 3 Nov. It worked! I am back to normal.... for now anyway. Thank you!
Let's hope Apple sort out a fix. Lion Server really is a dumbed down piece of software - can I use my Snow leopard Server with Lion? Itw as so much more flexible and reliable. What's going wrong with Apple's quality? More and more issues arising on so many fronts as they introduce poorly tested systems and software.
Solved! At least for me...
I have described all solutions to the major problems I've been having from a crippled 10.7.3 install to a flourishing one here:https://discussions.apple.com/message/17740033#17740033
Hope this helps!
Has anyone had this issue after installing aftermarket RAM? I upped the stock 4GB to 8GB (Crucial DDR3 PC3 10600) and things really haven't worked right since then. I spent several hours on the phone last week doing a reinstall and "proper" setup all on the stock RAM.
Thinking things were working well a reintalled the aftermarket 8GB. Profile manager worked for about a day and then a got the "Error Reading Setings" message. I put the stock 4GB back in and Profile Manager sprung back to life.
I'm working on returning the 8GB now...
I'm getting this Profile Manager error under Mountain Lion Server 10.8. The script /usr/share/devicemgr/backend/wipeDB.sh has moved. I found it here:
Unfortunately, it ran with multiple error which I don't have the expertise to debug...
Anyone has a clue how to fix this error under 10.8?
Bloofish47, I tried your solution but my fullstatus postgress shows everything
postgres:dataDirHasBeenInitialized = yes
postgres:PG_VERSION = "9.0.5"
postgres:dataDir = "/var/pgsql"
postgres:postgresIsResponding = yes
postgres:dataDirIsDirectory = yes
postgres:PGserverVersion = 90005
postgres:dataDirExists = yes
postgres:setStateVersion = 1
postgres:state = "RUNNING"
But I still get Error Reading Settings on Wiki Server
There are a few backup tools "hidden" in the Server.app package.
One of them is for backing up OD. View this post for helpful hints: https://discussions.apple.com/message/19042498#19042498
If you google it a bit, you'll find scripts that backup your Server apps.
When I tried wipeDB.sh script, I got the following errors in /Library/Logs/ProfileManager/devicemgrd.log:
ProfileManager <Info>: Running rake command: '/usr/bin/rake --trace db:migrate'
ProfileManager <Info>: Output of rake command '/usr/bin/rake --trace db:migrate:
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygem s.rb:777:in `report_activate_error': Could not find RubyGem rake (>= 0) (Gem::LoadError)
from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygem s.rb:211:in `activate'
from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/rubygem s.rb:1056:in `gem'
I tracked it down to /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/share/devicemgr/webserver/devi cemgrd, which is a ruby script that begins with:
#!/usr/bin/env GEM_HOME=/Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/share/devicemgr/webse rver/gems GEM_PATH=/Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/share/devicemgr/webse rver/gems RAILS_ENV=production /usr/bin/ruby
And when I checked in the GEM directory given, no rake:
$ ls /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/share/devicemgr/webserver/gems /gems
I fixed the problem by adding ":/Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8" to the end of the GEM_PATH in the devicemgrd script, and ran wipeDB.sh script again. Now the profile manager in the Server app works for me again.