Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Can not install 10gR2 Patchset 3 because of %ORACLE_HOME/bin/msvcr71.dll

Today I have installed Oracle 10gR2 patchset 3 (10.2.0.4) to 10gR2 Client, the environment is Windows 2003 R2 (SP2). Following error message occurred during copying file stage.

Error message:

Error in writing to file d:\oracle\product\10.2.0\client_1\bin\msvcr71.dll (The process can not access the file because it is being used by another process).

Root Cause: System service "Distributed Transaction Coordinator"

Solution: Stop this service before the patchset installation

Poosible affected Oracle Version: All Oracle versions on Windows platform with "Distributed Transaction Coordinator" started.