On Windows machine sp-cop does not start up from SPUTILS. Windows Event Viewer: displays messages such as "SharePlex 2200 is not a valid Win32 application." and "SharePlex 2300 is not a valid Win32 application."
SPUTIL cannot find the correct shareplex bin directory.
In the the root directory of the DRIVE where shareplex is installed check to see if there is a file named Program. If this exists move it out. Shareplex is installed a directory program_files /.../... and this file named program in the root directory causes problem. Once the program file is moved out, SPUTIL is able to access the correct splex bin directory.