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TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
Backtrace message unwound by exceptions
invalid identifier
PL/SQL compilation error
internal error
missing expression
table or view does not exist
end-of-file on communication channel
TNS:listener unknown in connect descriptor
insufficient privileges
PL/SQL: numeric or value error string
TNS:protocol adapter error
ORACLE not available
target host or object does not exist
invalid number
unable to allocate string bytes of shared memory
resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
snapshot too old
unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace
Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

RE: windows database service not shutting down database on reboot

Freeman, Donald


Just out of curiousity what is your sqlnet.ora sqlnet.authentication set
to? If it is set to NTS try setting it to NONE or commenting it out and
try it. If it's happening on all of them its got to be a configuration
issue of some kind.

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@(protected)
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 3:46 PM
To: oracle-l@(protected)
Subject: windows database service not shutting down database on reboot

We have about 10 windows servers, some w2k, some w2003 with 9i and 10g
databases on them. When the server gets rebooted the database services
don't get stopped and the instances crash. They always recover on
startup and we have put a work-around in place but I'm curious about
whether anyone else has experienced this problem. The following message
appears in the oradim.log file when the problem happens:

ORA-12638: Credential retrieval failed

My guess is that a process which the database uses to authenticate
itself has stopped before the oracle service and that is why the
authentication fails.

I have opened an sr but they are telling me to recreate the service
using oradim locally, not remotely. I did this but when it didn't work
they told me to apply the latest patchset and do it again. Since this is

happening across different oracle and windows versions I have a feeling
that it has nothing to do with the version.

Has anyone else experienced this?