Solution - ArcFM GDBReplication - Set ServerOID Tool Does Not Always Succeed

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    Behavior

     

    When running the ArcFM Set ServerOID tool, users will sometimes encounter a message similar to "Failed to add field, could not acquire schema lock!"

     

    Cause

     

    There is sometimes a contention issue when using this tool from ArcCatalog, where both the tool and ArcCatalog attempt to modify/read the backdrop; while this issue seems more prevalent in 10.1, it has the potential to occur at other versions.

     

    Solution

     

    Follow the documentation (under the "Run the Set Server OIDs tool" header, step 4), and use the MMFieldExtractorServerOID.exe standalone tool to attempt to remove ArcCatalog from possible contention.