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Cannot Start OHS 12c When Node Manager is Started From a Windows Service (Doc ID 1963705.1)

Last updated on MAY 01, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
- This was written for 12.1.2, it was found it can also apply to 12.1.3+. Ensure to use the correct MS VISUAL C++ Redistributable and check the setup as described.


Following Oracle Documentation to start Node Manager as a Windows Service:

1.3.1 Registering Node Manager as a Windows Service

When attempting to start the OHS using "startcomponent.cmd ohs1",  (not using a Windows Service), it fails with the following errors, when nodemanager was already started via services.msc:


ohs_nm.log shows:

<2015-01-22 12:28:54> <INFO> <OHS-0> <Domain initialized for C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\user_projects\domains\base_domain>
<2015-01-22 12:29:41> <INFO> <OHS-4018> <Starting server ohs1>
<2015-01-22 12:29:41> <INFO> <OHS-0> <Running C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\bin\launch.exe C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\bin\httpd.exe -f C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\user_projects\domains\base_domain\config\fmwconfig\components\OHS\instances\ohs1\httpd.conf>
<2015-01-22 12:29:41> <INFO> <OHS-0> <C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\bin\launch.exe: ERROR: C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\bin\httpd.exe No such file or directory>
<2015-01-22 12:29:42> <INFO> <OHS-0> <C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\bin\launch.exe C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\bin\httpd.exe -f C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\user_projects\domains\base_domain\config\fmwconfig\components\OHS\instances\ohs1\httpd.conf: exit status = 1>
<2015-01-22 12:29:42> <INFO> <OHS-4005> <Check the instance log file for more information: C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\user_projects\domains\base_domain\servers\ohs1\logs\ohs1.log>
<2015-01-22 12:29:42> <SEVERE> <OHS-0> <Failed to start the server ohs1> 

No recent information will be logged in ohs1.log because it has not reached the startup process of OHS, yet.


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