I'm working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a project where I need to publish my own geoprocessing service in order to Geocode a table of addresses. I tried creating models in model builder then publishing them and everything was working fine. But after trying to publish a model wher the input is an Excel file that I convert to a tableau and then geocode it, ArcMap crashed and since then everytime I try to run a model containing "Geocode addresses tool" ArcMap crashes. I tried to run a simple "Geocode addresses" from the toolbox and the toolbox crashes.

I tried deleting temp files and changing the "normal.mxt" and rebooting and the problem persists. I find this behavior strange since the same models were working before even in ArcGIS Server and now everytime a model is using "Geocode addresses" ArcMap crashes in the "geocoding addresses" step.

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    I'm not positive about 10.2 but earlier versions had a limit of records one could geocode depending on your license.
    – geomatix
    Commented May 12, 2014 at 11:26
  • Actually i'm using a table of 4 records i dont think the limit is the issue
    – Hamri Said
    Commented May 12, 2014 at 11:38

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I found that a patch by ESRI is available for this case scenario:

Esri® announces the ArcGIS 10.2 (Desktop, Engine) Geocoding with Composite Locator Service Patch. This patch addresses an issue in which ArcGIS Desktop and Engine applications may crash when batch geocoding against a composite locator that is published to ArcGIS Server

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