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RE: No TNSListner service after intall 8.1.7 on Win 2k

From: Koivu, Lisa <>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 09:41:45 -0700
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Hi Rick,

I ran into this as well.  I figured I didn't need a listener on my w2k box because everything was going to be local.  However I couldn't connect via sqlplus gui without a listener (no listener error - maybe because I am specifying the sid).  I guess it's just another difference between Oracle on windows and Oracle on Unix.

If I remember right (it's been soooo long) when you connect in Unix with the $ORACLE_SID as part of your env, you can do so without @. If you do it with the @, it looks for a listener.   When connecting via a windows gui, you are specifying the sid.  I'm guessing it's doing something similar to the @ in the background.  The cmd window connects without the @ because it's in the environment.

By the way, how do you display an environment variable in Windows?  I thought it was echo %ORACLE_SID%, but that doesn't work.  Anyone?

Again I may be pre-coffee. 
Lisa Koivu
Oracle Database Administrator
Fairfield Resorts, Inc.

-----Original Message-----

From:   Cale, Rick T (Richard) []
Sent:   Thursday, August 16, 2001 12:36 PM
To:     Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
Subject:        No TNSListner service after intall 8.1.7 on Win 2k

Hi All,

I did a typical installation of Oracle 8.1.7 on Win 2k. It appears to have installed Ok.  I can use srvmgrl -> create database -> etc. However when I try to use worksheet I get no listner. I should not need one from the server. Anyway the install did not create service to start the listener.  All other installs I have done on NT always created a tnslistner service. This in my first install on Win 2k. Anyone have any ideas on why service did not get created and how to correct?


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