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ORA-12505 when Installing Oracle Service Registry (OSR) (Doc ID 779214.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 02, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Service Registry - Version 10.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When installing Oracle Service Registry within an Oracle RDBMS 10.2.0.x RAC environment, the install JDBC driver screen needs to be set to:


This fails with ORA-12505

SQL Error while connecting with thin driver to <HOST>:<PORT>:<SID> 
Listener refused the connection with the following error: 
ORA-12505, TNS:listener does not currently know of SID given in connect descriptor 
The Connection descriptor used by the client was: 
exiting : could not open connection


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