Bequeath connection fails with ORA-12560 on Windows (Doc ID 1986438.1)

Last updated on JUNE 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.3 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 13-Jun-2016***

Symptoms

ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error

This error is reported when attempting a bequeath connection on a Windows machine.

Cause

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