Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Deleting Unused Oracle Services On Windows

To delete unused oracle services on windows ….

Oracle Universal installer does not remove all services completely ,  if you are using your windows box as a test server then you would be installing /un-installing oracle software multiple times as a result you would see multiple entries for Listener/Oracle services in Windows services control panel , End result we have to cleanup all of them manually.

The Best way to manipulate windows services using  ‘Service Control “ command utility called  “SC “

 If you would like to delete a oracle Service you can say SC delete OracleServiceORCL


The easiest way to remove windows services is deleting their entries in the registry  which is a not a recommend way.


Once you delete an entry its service is removed and will not show up in the services panel anymore after a system reboot.