Spaces server could not start. Failed to load webapp /wcsdocs.


If you have got this weird issue in starting webcenter server

Failed to initialize the application ‘webcenter [Version=]’ due to error weblogic.application.ModuleException: Failed to load webapp: ‘/wcsdocs’.
weblogic.application.ModuleException: Failed to load webapp: ‘/wcsdocs’
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.prepare(
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ScopedModuleDriver.prepare(
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.ModuleListenerInvoker.prepare(
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.DeploymentCallbackFlow$
at weblogic.application.utils.StateMachineDriver.nextState(
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.DeploymentCallbackFlow.prepare(
at weblogic.application.internal.flow.DeploymentCallbackFlow.prepare(
at weblogic.application.internal.BaseDeployment$
… …

Caused By: Error: Unresolved Webapp Library references for “[email protected][app:webcenter module:/wcsdocs path:/wcsdocs spec-version:2.5 version:]”, defined in weblogic.xml [Extension-Name: SomeLibraryName, exact-match: false]
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.processWebAppLibraries(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.(

Solution – You need to delete the reference of this library in weblogic.xml and delete this library.First you can check in
/archives/applications and see if there is reference in weblogic.xml .

You can find weblogic.xml using following command.

find / -iname weblogic.xml

If you cant find then check in

Check weblogic.xml and delete the reference.

Thats it. Happy coding with vinay in techartifact.


I am an Oracle ACE in Oracle ADF/Webcenter. Sr Java Consultant-working on Java/J2EE/Oracle ADF/Webcenter Portal/ content and Hibernate for several years. I'm an active member of the OTN JDeveloper/Webcenter forum. Passionate about learning new technologies. I am here to share my knowledge. Give your views and suggestion on [email protected] .

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