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Monday, May 3, 2010

How to make the Oracle Application Server 10g run as a Windows service

A problem that recently has been bugging the project I’m currently working on, was to make the Oracle Application Server 10g run as a service, so that it would be available without a user logging in and starting it up manually. We solved it with the use of an open source middleware project called JavaService, a pretty neat tool. Find below how.

Windows machine (the guide was tested with a vanilla Windows 2003 server installation)
Oracle Application Server 10g
The latest version (today 2.0.10) of JavaService


Let’s say JavaService is unzipped to C:\JavaService-2.0.10
Then from the JavaService-2.0.10 directory execute:

Now the service OAS can be found among other services.

Should be also mentioned, that the Application Server better be stopped by the time you attempt to start the service.

Hope this helps.

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