Ora-12514 Errors - Cannot Connect to the Oracle Instance Locally On Server (Doc ID 332493.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 03, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 8.1.7.4.0 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 8.1.7 to 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

@Checked for relevance on 15-Nov-2007

You cannot connect to an Oracle Database running on Windows 2000 Server after the
machine was restarted.

ERROR:
ORA-12514: TNS:listener could not resolve SERVICE_NAME given in connect descriptor

Verified the issue by the script output provided in TAR text showing the connection attempt
using 'connect / as sysdba' fails with the ORA-12514 error message.

Cause

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