Oracle Weblogic | Reports 11g | cgicmd.dat | Key mapping issues

January 16, 2016


Hi guys

I’ve been installing and configuring Weblogic 10.3.6 & 12c (recently) and came across a peculiar issue, where the reports server failing to map the keys I’ve specified with cgicmd.dat file.

The best I could recollect from my memories was, I only added the keys to a single instance of cgicmd.dat file, as there are many instances of the same file once after classic domains are created.

Under linux installations you will find the file in 3 different locations once after the domain created and WLS_REPORTS server started.


[root@wls Middleware]# find /u01/Oracle/Middleware/ -name cgicmd.dat

[root@wls Middleware]#


Under usual scenarios you need to add the keys ONLY to the cgicmd.dat file present in



With my latest installations of 12c & 11g, I had issue getting the keys mapped properly & after loads and loads of googling I decided to add the same key to all available instances of cgicmd.dat one after another.

So I started with the first instance of cgicmd.dat file, that was found under


which is WLS_REPORTS temporary folder. I added the key, restarted the WLS_REPORTS server & the key was mapped as required!

This could be a nasty bug because I don’t remember adding the keys to multiple files while I tried out forms and reports 11g Release 2 almost 2 years back!

The most interesting part of the entire exercise is, once the key mapping happens successfully, you can remove the keys from cgicmd.dat file that in the temporary location and everything works! Could be the magic of cache Winking smile

So if you come across key mapping issues, you know where to look at for a quick fix.

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Install Oracle 12c forms & reports, database, weblogic server

January 5, 2016

Hi guys

Update 23rd October 2016

I was trying to answer one of the comments and realized that my database schemas those were created during repo creation were with expired passwords and the “WebLogic Admin Server” will not start. So, you are advised to setup your 12c database with no password expiry, no complex passwords etc (as far you are using the environment for development)



If for some reasons you cannot update your Windows 10 box, minimum make sure that you have Visual C++ 2012 package installed, which will provide you the much needed “MSVCR110.dll”, without which the Apache HTTP server will not start on Windows. This workaround is not at all an excuse for not patching your Windows box using update services.

Update: 03rd June 2016

I’m revisiting few of the claims which were true during the early builds of Windows 10, however not anymore having the same issues with the latest build & after cumulative updates. My Windows 10 boxes run the following build with all updates in place.


I’ve enabled the IPV6 protocol by deleting the explicit key that I created under TCPIP6 parameters & once after restarting the boxes, was able to start all the weblogic services and OHS instance successfully. However, I have made the following change

Pointed all the servers, “Admin Server”, “WLS_FORMS” and “WLS_REPORTS” to the hostname, instead of leaving the listening address empty. Eg: rajesh-pc. As I mentioned and re-iterating, whole the exercises described are those worked in my lab environment. Any attempts to use them at a production environment could prove you WRONG and disastrous situations may arise by not following Oracle’s guidelines.

This time, I will try to explain how you can setup few 12c products for your testing and developing needs in Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system  (The same should be applicable for Windows 8.1 as well)

My scenario

  1. OS: Windows 10 64bit Professional
  2. Memory: 16gb
  3. Processor: i7
  4. Storage: Around 4.6 TB (4 Disks)

Software downloads required for the setup

  1. Oracle database 12c
  2. JDK
  3. Middleware aka Weblogic Server 12c
  4. Forms and reports 12c

You can download the above software packages from Oracle’s repositories

Why Oracle Database 12c?

Unfortunately, Weblogic server 12c doesn’t support database versions below, which will require an existing 11g R2 ( to be upgraded. This upgrade (patch, full installation) is only available for customers with valid support subscriptions, hence the best option available is installing Oracle 12c database in order to setup Weblogic 12c with Forms and Reports 12c

Part 1 – Oracle database 12c Installation

The software package you download will have 2 zip files & You must extract both the zip files to a single folder


For example, as you could see with the above image, I have two zip files for the Oracle database and have created a folder called “Installer”. I extracted  the 1st zip file inside the “Installer” folder (by pointing to the extract folder explicitly, else usually the unzip utility will create a folder within “Installer” with the zip filename. Make sure once after the extraction, under “Installer” folder, you have ONLY ONE folder called “database”


Now extract the 2nd zip file to “Installer” folder, and Windows will merge the folders and finally you should see within “database” folder items as listed below


Failing to follow the above will fail your attempts to install the database. You will see few images below those are due to extracting zip files into different folders

Execute the setup.exe



You don’t have Oracle support, so uncheck the “I wish to…” and smile at the warning that Oracle never forgets to display


Recently I realized that creating a database once after the Oracle software installation gives me more options to setup archive logs, automated backups etc. So I will proceed with “Install software Only” option


Add the languages you want to use with the database


Oracle has a new approach with who starts the Oracle software in Windows environments and I think it is better to have a dedicated user to start the Oracle services, which provides better security. I created a user called “Oracle” and my password is:


Old fashioned, I prefer the database installation path to start with “Oracle”, hence I chose “D:\Oracle” for the installation. You can accept the default and proceed with the installation


Now, comes the errors related to “missing” files, which are due to the wrong extraction method I have mentioned by the beginning of this post. You get a number of read errors for files with strange names…


Once you extracted the files as suggested into a single folder, the Oracle database software installation should progress without giving any kind of errors, keep accepting the JAVA security prompts


Very easy, no hacking at all involved with the installation. Usually a novice (and ME) could get confused reading Oracle’s documents asking the user to extract the zip files to a single folder ;)

Once the software installed, use DBCA to create a new database.

Update Part 1a (1st of March 2017)

Sorry guys, I started getting couple of inquiries about the database parameters for repository database used by 12c Middleware & as I followed multiple documents to setup my environment, didn’t feel that I should exclusively add the database parameterization with my initial post. So, I am adding it with the post for your references


“Oracle” strongly suggests that the repository for Middleware should have “AL32UTF8” as the character set. Hence, while creating the database, please make sure you select the same for your repo database. If you are migrating a legacy application that has issues with this particular character set, I suggest you create a smaller size database exclusively for the Middleware repo and create another database for your application that uses a different character set.


Part 2 – JDK Installation

Download and install JDK 8 (Preferably to a folder like C:\Java, D:\JDK) etc. Shortest the path will help you to easily configure many things at later stages. If you have earlier versions of JRE for some specific reasons, deselect JRE from the feature listing





Part 3 – Weblogic 12c Installation

Once again, Weblogic 12c doesn’t require any specific hacks for installation in Windows 10. Switch to the folder from command prompt where you downloaded “fmw_12.” and call java to install the package. Please check the below image for details

(I’m leaving the images untouched, so that you will able to see possible errors we can make while typing in commands)



As usual you will skip the updates


Structuring Oracle Home is going to be a logical call, if you are familiar with Oracle’s suggested folder structure, go with it. Usually I install Weblogic in a folder like C:\Weblogic or D:\Weblogic


Now select the first option, Fusion Middleware Infrastructure



Skip the below, and the installation should be completing within few minutes time without making any errors.







Part 4 – Forms & Reports 12c Installation

Forms 12c allows a stand-alone installation, however, our requirement is to deploy applications through weblogic server. Hence we will be doing the standard installation processes facilitating the application deployments.





As usual We will skip auto updates


Make sure you select the same folder where you installed WebLogic server for “Oracle Home”


Select Forms and reports deployment







It could take a while until the installation is completed. Usually the total installation process never errors out. I hope the same for you also :)


Part 5 – Create a REPO(?!)

As I mentioned earlier, I am not a Weblogic geek, Oracle says a database repo is required for Weblogic 12c, so I created one as per their instructions & I suggest you better do that as well ;)

Browse to your “D:\Weblogic\Middleware\Oracle_Home\oracle_common\bin” folder and execute rcu.bat file as “Administrator”


The creation of repo is pretty straight forward


Make sure your database & listener services already started and you can TNSPING, connect to the instance using SQL etc, to insure that the repo creation will NOT fail

Fill in your database instance details (Service name, host name, PORT etc)


If the utility could establish a connection to the database, you will be taken to rest of the configurations in next steps.


By default when you are trying to create your 1st repository (for each new domain, you must create a new repo, there were claims that someone managed to use the same repo with his 2nd domain as well, however, 1st domain being offline) You will be offered to create a new prefix, by default ‘DEV’. You can change it to JON, MARTA or PROD according to your requirement. Just make sure that you note it down or remember it while configuring your forms and reports instance at later stages

Select the components as seen with the image below (The selected are mandatory to configure forms & reports domains)



Use a single password for all the schemas those will be created as a part of the repo creation. I have used the same password across 12c products. For a lab, it is okay, however when you are deploying the solution for production environment, follow the recommendations for passwords. I created a password like “Abcprod123”, it has CAPITAL letter, lowercase letters & numbers







That’s all, you have created a new repo for your new domain that you will create later.

Part 6 – Configure your forms & reports domain.

Most important

Make sure your PATH environment variable has your JDK\bin folder as the first value, else you will NEVER manage to get your forms and reports builders configured properly, Oracle has made sure of it ;)

Check the below images and cross check your computer’s PATH value



You can start the “config.cmd” either from the start menu or from the “D:\Weblogic\Middleware\Oracle_Home\oracle_common\common\bin” folder (Please change the path according to your installation preferences, for example I opted “D:\WebLogic” for my WebLogic server installation and rest of the paths were created automatically during the installation process)


Select the default “Create a new domain”. You will see that “base_domain” folder is selected by default, which you can change according to your requirement.


Select the component for your domain (Select all the components listed with the image below)


You will be provided a window showing your current domain name, physical location etc


Leave the Weblogic account name as “weblogic” & supply an Alpha Numeric password for the account


Select Production & keep the JDK pointed towards your specific JDK installation, which is automatically selected.


Now you have to supply the repo details you have created earlier. Make sure you are not making mistakes with supplying the details & click “Get RCU Configuration”


You can proceed to next level only once after populating the RCU Configurations, if errors you will not able to proceed


Make sure all the listed elements hare having same Service, HOST, PORT names and the password columns are automatically filled. If any one of the listed row has different value, cancel the installation. It means you made some mistakes while creating the repo.



Once the repo connectivity confirmed, you will be provided a number of components those you could configure as the part of the forms & reports configuration.

Select the components as shown with the image below


Accept the defaults for Administration Server


Next screen you should be shown two components



Accept the defaults





You need to add the “AdminServer” from the left pan “Servers” to the node under “Machines”


This page, as we select OHS as a component, you should add one OHS instance using the Add Button and give it a meaningful name like “ohs1” or “ohs_1”. Make sure the Component Type is “OHS”



You may enter localhost as Listen address for the ohs instance in the next page.


Now add the “ohs1” component from the “System Components” to “Machines” Node



Click the “Create” button to start configuring the forms & reports domain



Once the configuration is over, you will be provided a confirmation screen as seen below. Don’t close this window. We need to perform few more stuffs prior finishing the configuration, said you can close this window by clicking the “Finish” button, just make sure that you have copied the URL, and the foot note shown by the bottom of the window. That note clearly asks you to execute a specific command using WebLogic Scripting Tool, for OHS


Start the node manager from your newly created domain\bin folder (Check the below image for details)


Now, you need to start the weblogic server. When prompted, supply your weblogic username and password


Logon to the WebLogic Admin server console and start the WLS_FORMS & WLS_REPORTS servers, this will trigger setting up much of the start menu components for your installed products, else missing.

Keep monitoring the weblogic server window, Once the server enters into RUNNING mode, you will notice that items are getting added to “Oracle FMW 12c Domain -base_domain” Start Menu folder.


Now you have to start the Weblogic scripting tool & run the instructions provided with the last Window of forms and reports configuration


Please see the below image(s) for details




OHS instance should get activated and updated without any issues by the end of the process.

Now you can close the last window of forms & reports configuration and access Weblogic console & Enterprise Manager through the following URL(s)

http://localhost:7001/console & http://localhost:7001/em



You can use the EM console to start your OHS instance (OPMN depreciated) as well. Once started, the OHS instance will be configured to start automatically.

Now We will create the Node Manager Service for Windows. Please check the below image for details


I’ve used “NSSM – the Non-Sucking Service Manager” to create the Weblogic Admin Server Service. You can download NSSM from here. Issue a command like nssm.exe install “WebLogic Admin Server” will popup a GUI where you can select the “….\Oracle_Home\user_projects\domains\base_domain\bin\startWebLogic.cmd” as the executable for the service.


Now, we will configure the last element in this configuration section, Reports Tools instance so that you can start using the report developer 12c. From Weblogic Scripting Tool Console, you can create a new tool instance. Please refer the below image for details.


Restart the WLS_REPORTS server using Weblogic Admin console and the reports tool will be configured once after the WLS_REPORTS enters RUNNING status

While the Forms developer could be invoked from the Start Menu folder “Oracle FMW 12c Domain -base_domain”, calling reports builder is pretty awkward. You have to browse to “…\Oracle_Home\user_projects\domains\base_domain\reports\bin\” and execute the batch file “rwbuilder.bat”. Better, you create a shortcut for the batch file on your desktop.

So, that concludes the 1st level installation and configuration of 12c database, WebLogic, forms & reports. I will get back to the thread, with details about how to configure forms and reports elements and deploy modules at a later time.

Hope you will find the above useful for your 12c installation attempts

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Weblogic Server 10.3.6 64Bit on Windows | Difference between 32Bit Installation(s)

January 24, 2015

Was one of our maximum sought posts & recently I decided to go for a fresh installation of Weblogic 10.3.6 64Bit installation + Forms & reports 11g R2 64Bit. We repeat one of the best articles explain how to is available here and what we are going to provide you additional is few of the things those are different from a typical 32Bit installation.

JDK 8 is not supported (Or my two attempts didn’t bring any fruits)

Node Manager Windows service installation is not offered during the normal/custom installations. That means you MUST install the node manager service by running the .cmd file provided. Default location for the .cmd file is …\wlserver_10.3\server\bin and the file name is “installNodeMgrSvc.cmd”. You should execute this .cmd file from an elevated command prompt!

If you prefer to install a service for Admin server, we have altered the script a little bit and please find it below.

echo off


set DOMAIN_NAME=ClassicDomain

set USERDOMAIN_HOME=D:\WebLogic\user_projects\domains\ClassicDomain

set SERVER_NAME=AdminServer

set WL_HOME=D:\WebLogic\wlserver_10.3

set WLS_USER=weblogic

set WLS_PW=pass123


set MEM_ARGS=-Xms512m -Xmx512m

call "%USERDOMAIN_HOME%\bin\setDomainEnv.cmd" 

call "%WL_HOME%\server\bin\installSvc.cmd"


I really hope the above tips will make your Weblogic installation more enjoyable.



Linux shell script file for Start/Stop Weblogic Services

April 23, 2014


This time we are sharing a shell script for starting/stopping Weblogic services. This shell script can

  1. Start Weblogic Admin Server (after starting Node Manager)
  2. Once the Admin server started, you can start the forms and reports services using the Admin Console
  3. Unless conflicts, you should able to access the Oracle enterprise manager console as well

Copy the content below in plain text file first, change the extension to .sh and set the execute permissions






if [ -z "$1" ]; then
echo "You must supply either start or stop command while calling this script! correct usage: start|stop"

bold=`tput bold`
normal=`tput sgr0`

case "$1" in
        echo "Starting Management Node & Weblogic Server 10.3.6"

echo "Starting NodeManager"

nohup $WLS_HOME/server/bin/ > /dev/null 2>&1 &

sleep 10

output=`ps -ef | grep -i nodemanager.javahome | grep -v grep | awk {'print $2'} | head -1`

set $output


echo "Weblogic NodeManager Service was started with process id : ${bold}$pid${normal}"

echo "Starting WebLogic Domain"

nohup $MW_HOME/user_projects/domains/ClassicDomain/bin/ > /dev/null 2>&1 &

# Sleep until exiting
sleep 60
echo "All done, exiting"

################################Stopping the services##################################

case "$1" in
echo "Stopping Weblogic Server & Node Manager"

nohup $MW_HOME/user_projects/domains/ClassicDomain/bin/ > /dev/null 2>&1 &

sleep 30

# echo "Killing Nodemanager process now"

output=`ps -ef | grep -i nodemanager.javahome | grep -v grep | awk {'print $2'} | head -1`
set $output
echo "Killing Weblogic NodeManager Service Process : ${bold}$pid${normal}"

kill -9 `ps -ef | grep -i nodemanager.javahome | grep -v grep | awk {'print $2'} | head -1`

echo "All done, exiting"





If you have queries, please ask them using comments section.

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Oracle Weblogic 10.3.6, Recreating Node Manager Service, Weblogic Admin Console Services after Windows 8.1 upgrade

November 3, 2013

We have recently noticed something very interesting about Oracle’s services were absconding (means not to be seen) from Services listing, however the Oracle products are intact in all other means.

Earlier we shared a post explaining recreating the missing database services. Today we will try to explain how you can recreate missing Weblogic services. You MUST have Administrative access to the box, and en elevated command prompt (right click, start as administrator)

Assuming you have installed the Weblogic 10.3.6 server in the folder “D:\WebLogic\Middleware>” let us start

Start an elevated command prompt. Switch to “D:\WebLogic\Middleware>”

Let us do an old DOS trick to print all the .cmd files available with the repository

D:\WebLogic\Middleware>dir *.cmd /s > D:\weblogic_cmd_files.txt

Double click open the weblogic_cmd_files.txt file you just generated. The file must have following entries

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\modules\org.apache.ant_1.7.1\bin

04/04/2013  09:04 AM             2,857 ant.cmd
04/04/2013  09:04 AM             3,410 antenv.cmd
04/04/2013  09:04 AM             4,315 envset.cmd
04/04/2013  09:04 AM             1,817 runrc.cmd
4 File(s)         12,399 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\bin

02/09/2011  04:39 AM             2,002 copyBinary.cmd
02/09/2011  04:39 AM             1,995 copyConfig.cmd
11/23/2010  11:40 AM             2,071 extractMovePlan.cmd
02/09/2011  04:39 AM             3,237 pasteBinary.cmd
02/09/2011  04:39 AM             1,985 pasteConfig.cmd
5 File(s)         11,290 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\common\bin

01/20/2010  04:11 PM               663 config.cmd
04/02/2010  03:36 PM               596 getproperty.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM               661 pack.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM               783 setHomeDirs.cmd
11/08/2010  10:30 AM             2,143 setNMProps.cmd
12/13/2011  03:41 PM             5,066 setOjbstEnv.cmd
12/13/2011  03:41 PM               315 setWasConfigEnv.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM                62 setWasHome.cmd
12/13/2011  03:41 PM                93 setWlstEnv.cmd
11/08/2010  10:30 AM             1,593 setWlstEnvExtns.cmd
12/13/2011  03:41 PM             5,490 setWsadminEnv.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM               663 unpack.cmd
05/09/2011  04:51 PM             5,865 was_config.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM             1,684 wlst.cmd
05/09/2011  04:51 PM             5,903 wsadmin.cmd
15 File(s)         31,580 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\oracle_common\rda

09/16/2011  05:40 PM             7,266 rda.cmd
1 File(s)          7,266 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\BIN

10/12/2012  03:22 PM             2,408 shortenPaths.cmd
1 File(s)          2,408 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\common\bin

01/20/2010  04:11 PM               663 config.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM               661 pack.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM               851 setHomeDirs.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM               663 unpack.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM               558 was_config.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM             1,388 wlst.cmd
01/20/2010  04:11 PM               655 wsadmin.cmd
7 File(s)          5,439 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\opmn\bin

05/01/2008  05:27 PM               228 opmnassociate.cmd
1 File(s)            228 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\rda

09/16/2011  05:40 PM             7,266 rda.cmd
1 File(s)          7,266 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain

04/05/2013  11:39 AM               381 InstallWindowsService_AdminServer.cmd
04/05/2013  11:50 AM               534 InstallWindowsService_WLS_FORMS.cmd
04/05/2013  12:43 PM               524 InstallWindowsService_WLS_REPORTS.cmd
04/04/2013  09:57 AM               319 startWebLogic.cmd
4 File(s)          1,758 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain\bin

04/04/2013  09:57 AM            22,511 setDomainEnv.cmd
04/04/2013  09:57 AM             3,348 startManagedWebLogic.cmd
04/04/2013  09:57 AM             5,945 startWebLogic.cmd
04/04/2013  09:57 AM             2,525 stopManagedWebLogic.cmd
04/04/2013  09:57 AM             1,989 stopWebLogic.cmd
5 File(s)         36,318 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain\bin\server_migration

04/04/2013  09:55 AM             6,521 wlsifconfig.cmd
1 File(s)          6,521 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\utils\bsu

04/04/2013  09:05 AM               330 bsu.cmd
1 File(s)            330 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\utils\clone

04/04/2013  09:04 AM               338 clone.cmd
04/04/2013  09:04 AM               311 restore.cmd
2 File(s)            649 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\utils\config\10.3

04/04/2013  09:05 AM               182 setHomeDirs.cmd
1 File(s)            182 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\utils\quickstart

04/04/2013  09:05 AM               735 quickstart.cmd
1 File(s)            735 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\utils\uninstall

04/04/2013  09:05 AM               811 uninstall.cmd
1 File(s)            811 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\common\bin

04/04/2013  09:05 AM             9,132 commEnv.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             2,079 config.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             1,512 config_builder.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             1,666 pack.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             1,422 setPatchEnv.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             4,873 startDerby.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             3,909 startManagedWebLogic.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             1,851 stopDerby.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             1,780 unpack.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             3,288 upgrade.cmd
04/04/2013  09:04 AM               773 wlsifconfig.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM               580 wlst.cmd
12 File(s)         32,865 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\common\derby\bin

04/04/2013  09:05 AM               206 startNetworkServer.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM               104 stopNetworkServer.cmd
2 File(s)            310 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\common\quickstart

04/04/2013  09:05 AM               243 quickstart.cmd
1 File(s)            243 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\server\bin

04/04/2013  09:05 AM             3,275 installNodeMgrSvc.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             6,309 installSvc – Backup.cmd
04/22/2013  09:16 PM             6,468 installSvc.cmd
04/05/2013  12:11 PM             6,269 installSvc_WLS_REPORTS.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             3,882 setWLSEnv.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM             5,085 startNodeManager.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM               701 uninstallNodeMgrSvc.cmd
04/04/2013  09:05 AM               992 uninstallSvc.cmd
8 File(s)         32,981 bytes

Directory of D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\uninstall

04/04/2013  09:05 AM               226 uninstall.cmd
1 File(s)            226 bytes

Total Files Listed:
75 File(s)        191,805 bytes
0 Dir(s)  97,695,387,648 bytes free

If you really know where exactly the .cmd files are, you may go ahead with the rest of the exercises. So the Node manager installer script is residing under D:\WebLogic\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\server\bin folder. Switch to the folder and execute the .cmd file


D:\WebLogic\Middleware>cd wlserver_10.3\server\bin


Executing the .cmd file should create a new service and available to start within services console.


So once we created the Node Manager Service, we can start re-creating the optional service(s). We will limit ourselves to Weblogic Admin Console service, which is the maximum for our exercises. You may refer to our other post about installing & Configuring Weblogic 10.3.6 for details about creating individual services for Forms and Reports services.

Based on the application domain(the directory export will clearly give you an idea of the folders where components are installed) you have chosen during the installation, switch to the domain folder now


Here is where you will find the scripts you have modified earlier during an installation cycle (following our earlier posts)


D:\WebLogic\Middleware\user_projects\domains\appsdomain>echo off





Check your Windows Services console, and you must find a new service “beasvc appsdomain_AdminServer” listed

Bravo, let us check whether the newly created services are REALLY working once after they were freshly created.

Weblogic Admin Console


So we are done, let us start the Forms & Reports Servers now.


We hope this helps :)

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Are you in Kuwait & looking for free trainings on Oracle technologies?

October 10, 2013


Hey, are you in Kuwait & looking for free trainings on following Oracle technologies/topics?

  1. Oracle database 10g onwards : Basics (Installation, level 1 interactions with database, sorry no advance level DBA activities)
  2. Oracle developer suite 6i, 10g & 11g : Basic & Advanced
  3. SQL/PLSQL (Oracle): Basic & Advanced
  4. Weblogic Server 10.3.6: Basic & Advanced (Collaborative)
  5. Oracle E-Business Suite: Concepts, basics, technical advanced level involving first level DBA activities like cloning and simple patching
  6. Linux: Basics which can help you to manage Oracle products on Linux (Red Hat Linux, Oracle Unbreakable Linux, CentOS)

& more

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for Windows7bugs


Create Oracle Application Navigator Style Menu with Forms 6i

April 14, 2013


Okay, we are moving from Client/Server architecture to Weblogic+Developer 11g. One of the major requirements was to design and deploy a menu, which resembles Oracle application navigator.

We managed to design a menu, using LIST item (tlist) manipulation and the complete solution you can download from following link!128&authkey=!AEeoR-SI6z2WpjQ

We hope you will enjoy the solution.