Grant SYSDBA Fails With "ORA-01994: GRANT Failed: Password File Missing Or Disabled"
Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 220.127.116.11 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
You have set the database parameter REMOTE_LOGIN_PASSWORDFILE to EXCLUSIVE and you have created a password file using the "orapwd" utility
but when you execute the following statement it fails:
grant SYSDBA to SYS
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01994: GRANT failed: password file missing or disabled
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