Workflow Notification Mailer Not Starting After Running AutoConfig With Errors: Unable to make a network connection OR java.lang.RuntimeException: Connection refused

(Doc ID 1565672.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 30, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Workflow - Version to 12.2 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The Workflow Notification Mailer fails to start after having run AutoConfig, Patching, etc.

Sample errors that can be encountered:

oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsc.SvcComponentContainerException: Could not start component; performing rollback -> oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsc.SvcComponentException: Validation failed for the following parameters -> {OUTBOUND_SERVER=Unable to make a network connection.}


[April 14, 2014 1:05:28 PM EST][BES Dispatch Thread,5,main]:XXX.XXX.XX.XX:75957:1327428318189:104:ERROR:[SVC-GSM-WFMLRSVC-60934 : oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsc.SvcComponentContainer.onBusinessEvent(BusinessEvent)]:java.lang.RuntimeException: Connection refused
at oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsc.SvcComponent.performValidateParameterValues(
at oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsc.SvcComponent.start(
at oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsc.SvcComponentContainer.handleComponentEvent(
at oracle.apps.fnd.cp.gsc.SvcComponentContainer.onBusinessEvent(



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