Oracle database 11g R2 | Issues with accessing enterprise manager | ssl_error_weak_server_cert_key

Hi guys

There is a problem with accessing the Oracle enterprise manager for 11g R2. After a default installation, the EM console will not even load in Internet explorer, while recent versions of firefox will show an error like following:

An error occurred during a connection to FQDN 1158. The server certificate included a public key that was too weak. (Error code: ssl_error_weak_server_cert_key)

This is due to the SSL certificate that used for securing the enterprise management console, if you are not using the database at a production environment, you can disable the secure mode and get the enterprise manager online with minimum efforts.

Please follow the instructions as given below

From an elevated command prompt


Issue the following command

emctl unsecure dbconsole

(Check the below image for more clarity)


The above exercise restarts the dbconsole service and you should able to access the enterprise manager without any issues.

Side note: Should you allow DBConsole (Enterprise Manager) & other Oracle services start automatically?

Allowing dbconsole & Oracle services starting with each restart of your laptop or desktop boxes having standard hardware configurations would be very displeasing experience. Oracle services require resources(true) and they definitely take much more time to start up and be online against most of other Windows services.

If you have a box that has barely 4GB memory and processor from an old generation, I suggest you to change the startup method to “Manual” from automatic immediately after the installation. Well, your call :)

Below find the Oracle services for which you can safely change the startup mode as “Manual”

  1. OracleDBConsole<database name> (Aka Enterprise manager, allows you to change system wide configurations, setup backups etc)
  2. OracleMTSRecoveryService (Microsoft Transaction Server, read more here at
  3. OracleOraDb11g_home1TNSListener (Oracle listener service, mandatory)
  4. OracleService<database name>(Oracle database service)

Once the database configurations are made, you are hardly going to use enterprise manager regularly. That means you don’t even have to start the DBConsole service every time while you restart the database service.

Oracle default Services

I hope the above guidelines help you to save much of the limited resources and let you use your box more effectively while the Oracle services are running.

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Weblogic 10.3.6, Oracle application instance service “Oracle Process Manager (asinst_1)” missing

Oracle Process Manager (asinst_1) where asinst_1 is the instance name you chose while configuring the forms & reports 11g. We noticed that once after upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, almost all the Oracle services (database, weblogic related) were been removed from the windows services database, which forced us to re-create them manually!

Our Weblogic server was installed for the lab, hence none were accessing them once after the first level tests. Thus we were not aware of the issues related to OPMN, which were usually started by Application Instance services during each boot (unless start mode set manual)

Here we are providing you a quick method to create the missing Oracle Process Manager (<instancename_1)” service using Windows command line

from an elevated command window, issue the following command (please alter the paths according to your installation physical locations)

[code language=”text” light=”true”]
C:\WINDOWS\system32>SC CREATE "OracleProcessManager_asinst_1" binPath="D:\Weblogic\Middleware\Oracle_FRHome1\opmn\bin\opmn.exe -S -I D:\Weblogic\Middleware\asinst_1" type= own start= auto

Note: Optionally you can add DisplayName string for the service you want to create along with the command line.

If the service creation was successful you should receive a confirmation, other hand an error message

[SC] CreateService SUCCESS” or Error Message

You may stop OPMN manually, and then try to start the newly created service to confirm the service creation was successful.

That’s all folks!

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Oracle services disappear from Windows Services panel after upgraded to Windows 8.1

Just a week back we upgraded two of our development laptops to Windows 8.1 64bit PRO, which were having Oracle 10g locally installed.

Once after the upgrade, we realized that the Windows services panel totally missing the entries for Oracle services (yes WTF from our end as well)

There is a question thrown at

which is yet to receive any answers. We were in the same situation and started our experiments to find a solution.

Without boring you with details, here is the complete solution

Re-configure your listener, do not delete, just re-configure using the GUI. This will re-create the Windows service for listener.




Use oradim to create a new service (Please note, this scenario is strictly for creating services while they are missing, if you want to recreate services which are already available, YOU must drop them)

From an elevated command prompt



D:\oracle\product\10.2.0\db_1>oradim -new -sid %ORACLE_SID% -intpwd PASSWORD -st
artmode M -pfile D:\oracle\product\10.2.0\admin\sct\pfile\init.ora

There is a high possibility that you may find the init.ora file like following

Volume in drive D is New Volume
Volume Serial Number is 866B-F095

Directory of D:\oracle\product\10.2.0\admin\sct\pfile

10/31/2013  12:31 PM    <DIR>          .
10/31/2013  12:31 PM    <DIR>          ..
02/18/2013  09:24 AM             2,613 init.ora
02/18/2013  09:24 AM             2,613 init.ora.11820139272
10/31/2013  12:31 PM               745 sqlnet.log
3 File(s)          5,971 bytes
2 Dir(s)  97,706,209,280 bytes free


just copy the init.ora.NNNNNNNNNNN file to init.ora

Now start registry edit. This is required for the situation when you will notice the database service you have just created starts, however will not mount the database.

Navigate to



(We are using Windows 8.1 64bit)

By the right side details panel, find the key “ORA_<SID>_AUTOSTART” which will have a value “FALSE”. Change this value to “TRUE” and get back to Windows services panel and start the database service.

That’s all folks

if you are not cursed, the Oracle database service must start, mount the database without any troubles.

referenced threads:

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