I'm using Oracle 11g database in a Windows environment. I've installed Oracle database software only, but now I'm in need of enterprise manager. Initially I tried to start them using the below commands.

C:\>set ORACLE_UNQNAME=testdb

C:\>emctl status dbconsole

This didn't work as my service for DB console was not up. Then, I tried starting the service which showed up the following error.

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Can anyone please help me in resolving this error?

  • Is the listener working?
    – Scorpion99
    Feb 1, 2017 at 10:15
  • Yes, it's working and also my database is working properly.
    – akr
    Feb 1, 2017 at 11:12
  • What does it say in the system event log? Feb 1, 2017 at 12:08
  • Attaching the event log message above.
    – akr
    Feb 1, 2017 at 12:15
  • Have you tried emctl start dbconsole and then opening the Entreprise Console?
    – John K. N.
    Feb 1, 2017 at 12:23

1 Answer 1


Make sure you're running the CMD window "As Administrator". You will also need to set the ORACLE_SID variable.

 emctl start dbconsole

It should provide a more detailed error message at this point, if it does fail.

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