RE: Active files message when applying a patch bundle on Windows

From: Uzzell, Stephan <SUzzell_at_MICROS.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:14:07 +0000
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You can use process explorer, search for the dlls that way -

Good luck, and be careful! :-)

Stephan Uzzell

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From: [] On Behalf Of Schauss, Peter (ESS) Sent: Monday, 22 April, 2013 14:02
Subject: Active files message when applying a patch bundle on Windows

I have a windows server (32 bit) which I am attempting to upgrade from to For this particular application we are running test and production instances on the same server (not my choice), so I have to proceed with a bit of caution. I installed in a separate ORACLE_HOME. Now I am trying to apply Patch Bundle 18 before I upgrade the test instance. At this point I have not migrated any of the databases to the new version and we are still using the listener.

When I run opatch I get:

Following files are active :


How can I tell what process is using these DLLs or is opatch confusing the 11.2.0 versions of these libraries with the 11.1.0 versions?

Tasklist /m will only accept the file name, not the full path name.

Does this mean that I have to shut down the production instances before I can apply a patch to the new ORACLE_HOME?

Peter Schauss

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