Processing Station won't start with the message Activation pending


The Processing Station doesn't start and has the state Activation pending.

In the event log, you can see the error message:
Processing Station: Unable to perform RPC call. Access is denied.


  1. The issue may be related to the LocalDB;
  2. The station cannot access the server, it may be caused by the VPN client.


  1. Install LocalDB:
    • Install LocalDB 2019, you can download OLEDB by this link.
    • Make sure that the new version is successfully installed;
    • Open Configuration.xml (default: C:\ProgramData\ABBYY FineReader Server 14.0) and replace the value for DatabaseConnection with LocalDbVersion = 15.0. The result should be like this:
    • <DatabaseConnection>DatabasePath=C:\ProgramData\ABBYY FineReader Server 14.0\Database;DatabaseConnectionClass=LocalDB.ConnectionClass;LocalDbVersion=15.0</DatabaseConnection>
  2. Disable the VPN and check if it resolves the issue.

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