Lsnrctl Start Fails to Create Windows Service for New TNS Listener

(Doc ID 553123.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 30, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 7-MAY-2014***
Microsoft Windows
TNS listener service is not created for new listener via terminal services or remote desktop software


Starting a new TNS listener fails when using Terminal Services or Remote Desktop software.
From command prompt window, command lsnrctl start listener_name errors with:

Windows Service for the new TNS listener is not created.
Turning on Oracle Net Listener tracing does not produce a trace for the failure.
No listener.log file is created and there are no entries in the Windows event viewer
Same symptoms listed above  have been reported for Windows 7 / 2008.  See the following document:  <Note: 1390900.1> Windows 7: TNS Listener Fails to Start or Stop Using Command Line LSNRCTL Utility



This is likely a new installation.


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