'The type initializer for 'Touchpaper.Knowledge.Administration.AdministrationServer' threw an exception'
This was found to be an issue with running on a 64 bit platform. This issue does not occur on 32 bit platforms.
The machine needed the 64 bit version of Visual J# installed (the standard one needed to be uninstalled first, but it will tell you this). Check that the 64 bit version of .Net Framework is already installed. Also after taking a backup
1. Stop Knowledge Builder Service.
2. Delete from tps_application_setting WHERE (tps_name = 'VeritySettings')
3. Restart Knowledge Builder Service.
ITBM core and active knowledge on 64 bit windows 2003