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Re: Windows XP Patch

From: Ethan Post <>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 15:43:08 -0600
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Thanks Paul.

I ignored the errors and proceeded with the install, and eventually it said something was a process using orapls10.dll. There should not be anything accessing this as it is a new install with no databases, but there was a bunch of software using the old 9i client that was previously on this machine. It was suppose to be removed but I suspect somehow one of the services is still around and able to access the new dll's.

I might try booting up in safe mode, renaming the oracle home, then rebooting, changing back to the right name and installing the patch. I am hoping that whatever normally uses this will "break" for the short time I need to get it patched.

On 3/7/07, Paul Drake <> wrote:
> On 3/7/07, Ethan Post <> wrote:
> > I am trying to install the patch for windows and Oracle
> installer
> > is requesting that I shutdown about ~30 services before I can continue.
> I
> > can actually only shut down about 20 of them. The rest either never
> shutdown
> > or I don't have access to shut them down. I am in the administrators
> group.
> > XP service pack 2. Anyone else seen this?
> >
> Ethan,
> Besides shutting down the Oracle services that are running out of the
> Oracle Home that is to have the patchset applied to it, I know of
> these services that need to be stopped:
> distributed transaction coordinator
> In all likelyhood, none of your programs running on an Oracle server
> require MS DTC to be running, but it is installed and enabled by
> default which makes it a very popular target for remote exploits and a
> large reason why "Black Tuesday" is followed by "Patch Wednesday" each
> month.
> Other programs that would access a .dll in the %ORACLE_HOME%\bin would
> be services that run on top of snmp or backup software agents.
> One way to determine what processes are holding handles on files is to
> dump the handle information. SysInternals has utilities for providing
> such information that are gratis for your personal use (check the
> click-thru license).
> handle.exe, process explorer, process monitor will all do.
> hth.
> Paul

Received on Wed Mar 07 2007 - 15:43:08 CST

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