RE: Oracle Un-Installation doesn't Remove all files!!
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:52:08 -0700
MSDTC often gets in the way of uninstalls, upgrades and patches. I don't remember if it is suggested anywhere but I think it is a good idea to disable it whenever you are performing these actions.
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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Yong Huang Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:25 AM To: oracle-l_at_freelists.org
Subject: Re: Oracle Un-Installation doesnt Remove all files!!
The document suggests rebooting Windows to delete some remaining files
folders. But all we need is really just to find the processes holding the
files/folders open. In case of Oracle uninstall, it's almost always oci.dll
opened by MSDTC (Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator). Temporarily
stopping the service allows us to delete the file. You can see open files in
`handle -a' or Process Explorer (utilities from Sysinternals.com).
> 1. No, this is not a bug. If you want to completely remove Oracle
> software from a Windows machine follow DocID: *124353.1 On metalink.
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