TNSLSNR.EXE Suddenly Fails To Start, 'Failed to start service, error 0, TNS-12560
(Doc ID 437250.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 22, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Net Services - Version 22.214.171.124.0 to 10.1.0.3.0 [Release 9.2 to 10.1]
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
After stopping the TNS Listener it suddenly fails to restart.
Error reported when manually trying to start the TNS Listener from the MSDOS/Command window:
Failed to start service. Error 0.
<< Process hangs at this point for several minutes.>>
TNS-12560 TNS: Protocol Adapter error
No updates are seen to the listener.log, nor is a listener.trc file generated after enabling TNS Listener tracing.
Listener fails to start with only IPC protocol address or if creating a new TNS Listener on a unique TCP port.
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