RE: dbconsole - password change

From: Schauss, Peter (ESS) <"Schauss,>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:15:50 +0000
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SYSMAN is open. DBSNMP is locked when I get the email saying that is it locked. I have tried unlocking it and it just gets locked again. I am assuming that the dbconsole process is still trying to use the old password. (Yes, I have verified that I can log on manually with the new password.).

Peter Schauss

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

From: Sweetser, Joe [] Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:54 AM To: Schauss, Peter (ESS); Subject: EXT :RE: dbconsole - password change

Shot in the dark...

Have you checked the account_status in dba_users for dbsnmp and/or sysman? I have had troubles with 11g and the new password policy locking accounts that I wish it hadn't. :)

Command to unlock is: alter user <username> account unlock;


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

From: [] On Behalf Of Schauss, Peter (ESS) Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:37 AM To:
Subject: dbconsole - password change

This is Oracle on Windows Server 2003 (32 bit).

I changed the password for DBSNMP. Now I am trying to tell the dbconsole agent to use the new password. This is what I did:

  1. set oracle_sid= <my sid>
  2. emctl status dbconsole says "Enterprise manager is running".
  3. emctl stop dbconsole -> "The OracleDBConsole<sid> service is not started".
  4. Change the password in <ORACLE_HOME>\...\sysman\emd\targets.xml and change ENCRYPTED="FALSE".
  5. emctl start dbconsole -> "... service could not be started".

I should note, that I just installed the grid control agent on this server in case that makes a difference.

It looks like the console is running because it keeps sending me emails saying that the account is locked. Also, the log files are locked so I cannot find out why I can neither start nor stop the process.

What step am I missing here to implement the password change?

Peter Schauss

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