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Running "dsadm enable-service" Returns Error "Only root can run this command" (Doc ID 1531761.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) - Version: 2008 R2


When trying to configure a new LDAP instance to run as a service, an error might occur: "Only root can run this command".

E:\Programs\Oracle\dsee7\bin>dsadm enable-service \path\to\instance
Only root can run this command


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