My existing BDC service application is not working and it is giving below error in log when i am accessing it: The BDC Service application Business Data Connectivity Service is not accessible. The full exception text is: The HTTP request was forbidden with client authentication scheme 'Anonymous'. So i tried to create new BDC service application but it got stuck in provisioning screen.When i closed the provisioning window the service application was got created but it was not accessible. When i tried to delete this it got stuck in deletion window.After i closed deletion window, the status of BDC service application was Stopping.
Please help.

  • no answers, but I'm having a similar problem. Did you ever fix it? Nov 12, 2015 at 17:26
  • No...still no solution for this....!!
    – ARD
    Nov 28, 2015 at 10:18

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I know this is an older thread but I'm posting my solution in case it helps someone. I was getting a correlation ID with my error when accessing BDC Service Application in Central Admin. So, I ran the correlation ID against my ULS logs and found a lot of InfoPath runtime errors in my PRD logs. I compared by InfoPath settings against a staging farm where BDC Services was working. I found that in General Settings --> InfoPath Form Services --> Configure InfoPath Forms Services Web Service Proxy, there are two check boxes (Enable IPFS Web Service Proxy & Enabled IPFS Web Service Proxy user forms). In my working farm, I had neither box selected. In my farm with the error, both boxes were checked. After unchecking them my BDC service application error went away. I tested a lot of my forms and all of them appear to still be working with no complaints from users... yet. :)

  • In my case there was no InfoPath configuration.
    – ARD
    Mar 13, 2016 at 8:47
  • in my case there was no infopath involved am still getting the erro. how to remove thee errored out BDC ? i tried to delete the servappln using powershell. but it failed!
    – samolpp2
    May 17, 2016 at 11:13

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