We upgraded to informatica 9,5 and are getting the following error while running the workflow
Failed to get the intialization properties from the master service process for the prepare phase.
Helper process for pmimpprocess failed to initialize - error code - [-12696-]
Please suggest resolution for the same.
OK I was able to resolve the issue and I wanted to post the resolution so that anyone in future can try the same.
The main reason for the issue was the permission and ownership of pmimpprocess under server/bin/, the user that we used to install was not a root user, so we had to change the owner to root and setuid correctly as shown below
-rwsr-sr-x 1 root root pmimpprocess
The above uid can be set using the following sequence of chmod command
chmod 755 pmimpprocess
chmod u+s pmimpprocess
chmod u+g pmimpprocess
Once this was done the workflow executed sucessfully