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OracleServiceXE - Error 1069: The service did not start due to a logon failure


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A developer is having a problem getting Oracle 18 XE to work.

There error message is: "Windows could not start the OracleServiceXE service on Local Computer.

Error 1069: The service did not start due to a logon failure."



What is the best way to solve this issue?

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The following is a solution to this error:

  1. Open the Windows Services dialog
  2. Right click on OracleServiceXE
  3. Select Properties
  4. Enter the password
  5. Click OK
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@gmerrill - This happens quite often on the local machine where it is using this account: NT SERVICE\OracleServiceXE
and needs the default password, which probably is being stored incorrectly somewhere. Is there a place to permanently correct this?

@rabram I have had some luck changing my oracle service and oracle tns listener service to use Local System, which doesn't require a password. Not 100% sure it will work on all envs, but it works for me.


@gmerrill - it seemed to run well until I started loading data, and it did not work okay unless sqlplus loads. Also saw some server errors in the log as it ran. But I will try it out.

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