My Oracle Support Banner

ODSEE - Windows Service Start-up of Directory Server Outputs "exit code 221" to Windows Event Log (Doc ID 2234353.1)

Last updated on MARCH 29, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The Directory Server(DS) instance that is registered in the Windows service reports "exit code 221" to the Windows event log.
It was found that the "exit code 221" sometimes is output after restarting the Directory Server using server commands.

Event Log(Application)
ERROR The Directory Server instance C:/$DS_HOME/$DS_INST 3 (4000) has failed on startup. Server has reported the exit code 221



To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.