Update Symbol Reference & Error: Failed to reach status ‘Running’ on this server – Additional information may be in the event log of the server

Some time while working we notice below error; Server Instance fails to start.

One of my reader requested solution from me.

So, to generate error I have intentionally created the error to explain the process.

You should pay attention to the message, as it says Additional information may be in the event log of the server.

All errors represented in Error log, sometimes is too technical and don’t give right clue.

There could be other reason, I am representing one general error.

When this happens, series of error messages are generated. All of them may not be helpful to find exact error.

But if you seriously scan each error, something always you can find which can help you in identifying the error or cause of same.

Just like below message, here we can identify that error is in Page 41, due to which Metadata is not updated correctly, leading to failure to starting the Server Instance.

Once you fix the error, you may get error for another object and similarly you can fix that too.

Alternatively, you can compile all objects and find errors in objects modified by you and get done in one shot.

Once all error is resolved, you will be able to start the Server Instance.

If you don’t get modifications to objects available in your AL you can run below command, make sure you Run as Administrator.

Switch to Installation folder by default: –

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central\140\RoleTailored Client

And execute below command:

Finsql.exec Command=generatesymbolrefrence, Database=<Your BC Database>, ServerName=<Your SQL Server Name>

After this you should be ok to start your Server Instance and see modification in AL Project.


Most of the contents you find in this blog will be either inherited from MSDN or Navision Developer IT Pro Help. Some places images are also directly taken from these sites. Purpose is simple to try those stuffs and re-produce adding few things as per my understanding to make easy understanding for others and quick reference.

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Hope stuffs used here will not violate any copyright agreement with them. In case by mistake or in-intestinally it happens and the Microsoft feels these should not be used Microsoft have full right to inform me about same and will be glad to take down any such content which may be violating the norms.

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