ORA-12505 when Installing Oracle Service Registry (OSR)

(Doc ID 779214.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2017

In this Document


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 lnx_svr:1521:website.acme.org: 
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

In this example 'asdb.acme.org' is the service name of the instance.


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

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

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms