listener failed to start a dedicated server process

From: Remigiusz Sokolowski <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:37:03 +0100
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I have a problem (as in subject) with the following configuration ora9.2.0.6 on Win2003 (64-bit) on Intel XEON I know this is not certified by Oracle (32-bit ora on 64-bit Win), but so far all seemed ok and as this is not a production site (rather an exercise) I did not expect such problem

We can run server, start listener - all is fine. But when trying a remote connection, "listener failed to start a dedicated server process"

26-NOV-2008 09:57:55 *
(CONNECT_DATA=(SID=test1)(SERVER=DEDICATED)(CID=(PROGRAM=C:\oracle\product\ora9206\bin\sqlplus.exe)(HOST=test)(USER=oracle))) * (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST= * establish * test1 * 12500
TNS-12500: TNS:listener failed to start a dedicated server process  TNS-12546: TNS:permission denied
  TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
   TNS-00516: Permission denied
    32-bit Windows Error: 5: Input/output error

on metalink there is a note on such kind of problems, but it is not a loaded system, plenty of RAM, no of processes certainly not a limited factor here, listener run on SYSTEM privileges as well as db instances. Windows error 5 is "Access is denied", and while this indicates something I can not imagine what more should be done.

I ask You, because I am not too familiar with Windows environment and very likely I forget/miss something obvious (in this env).

Thanks in advance


Remigiusz Sokolowski <>
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