PerformancePoint and Error 33494

One of my clients called today when their PerformancePoint environment (in SharePoint 2010) broke down.  One of the app servers in the farm was running low on disk space.  While addressing that, the client uninstalled “too much” and the PP stuff all stopped functioning.  Various web parts would show “An unexpected error occurred. Error 33494. Additional details have been logged for your administrator”:


I looked up the error and didn’t find anything specific to “Error 33494” but this MSDN forums posting was helpful:

I found ADOMD.NET here as a component in the SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack:


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I download and installed that and it fixed everything.

I think this is a pretty oddball kind of error, but if you hit it, you at least you have an option.


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One thought on “PerformancePoint and Error 33494

  1. RuthJ

    Many thanks for posting this Paul.

    Also applies to SP2013 and PerformancePoint.
    The Error 33494 is still being used, and the ADOMDB component still needs to be installed on the SQL server (in my case SQL2012)

    Full error for me was
    “An unexpected error occurred. Error 33494. Exception details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. “


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