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Deleting windows services

Posted on 2003-11-03
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Hi everyone,

I have been installing and uninstalling oracle databases, this has left about ten unwanted services in windows service list.

Its seems strange that the services are still there but oracle has been uninstalled and oracle folders deleted.

My OS is windows 2000 server.

Could some one please tell me how I would go about getting rid of these services?

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Find the services in the registry at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services

and delete them.  Granted the installer/uninstaller SHOULD do this but it may be poorly written.  Not surprising from a company like Oracle.
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Just disabling a service is  as good as uninstalling it.  So while there may still be a reference to a service somewhere, as long as it is disabled it won't cause you any problems.
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From the service list if you right click on the services and bring up their properties, the text listed beside "Service name:" will be the name of the key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services that needs to be deleted.
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Thanks for the responce guys,

I had presumed that when I uninstalled oracle it would delete is reistry entries itself.

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