RAC on Windows: OracleOHService Will Not Start Following Reboot (After Windows Patches Applied) (Doc ID 2151111.1)

Last updated on JUNE 17, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

After applying Windows patches and rebooting a (single instance) Grid Infrastructure (Oracle Restart) server, OracleOHService will not start up. The only error in the event logs is The OracleOHService service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 4 time(s).

Starting the OracleOHService from services.msc shows that the service is 'Running' but a subsequent refresh shows that the service has again stopped.

Cause

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