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How To Clean up After a Failed (or successful) Oracle Clusterware Installation on Windows (Doc ID 341214.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.6 [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
IF YOU ARE USING TERMINAL SERVICES TO PERFORM THIS INSTALLATION, BE SURE TO USE EITHER VNC OR TERMINAL SERVICES IN 'CONSOLE' MODE TO PERFORM THIS INSTALLATION.

INVOKE TERMINAL SERVICES IN 'CONSOLE' MODE WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMAND:

mstsc -v:servername /F /console

OR, for some (newer) versions of Windows:

mstsc -v:servername /F /admin


Goal

To remove and reinstall Oracle 10gR2 or 11gR1 Clusterware Install on Windows.

To remove and reinstall Oracle 11gR2 Grid Infrastructure or RDBMS / RAC (or even single instance) on Windows, please refer to:

<Document 1069034.1> 11.2: How to Manually Remove Oracle Server Software on Microsoft Windows Platforms (Doc ID 1069034.1)

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 1.  Remove the partitions that have been initialized for ocrcfg and votedsk
 2.  Use the Oracle Universal Installer to remove the software from the CRS home
 3. Use the Oracle Universal Installer to remove the empty CRS home (cleans up the inventory file)
 4. Remove Oracle binaries from the CRS home using Windows explorer.
 5.  Check the registry on each cluster node and ensure that the following services have been removed from:
 6.  Using Windows explorer, remove the following driver files from: %systemroot%\windows\system32\drivers:
 7.  Additional clean-up steps
 8.  Reboot all servers in your RAC configuration
 Database - RAC/Scalability Community
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