Opatch quick tip

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I was patching my home installation to the latest patchset today, and got the following error:

C:\oracle\stage\22581007>opatch apply
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version
Copyright (c) 2016, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Oracle Home       : C:\oracle\product\1210~1.2
Central Inventory : C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory
   from           : n/a
OPatch version    :
OUI version       :
Log file location : C:\oracle\product\1210~1.2\cfgtoollogs\opatch\22581007_Mar_31_2016_18_32_02\apply2016-03-31_18-32-01 PM_1.log

Unable to lock Central Inventory.  OPatch will attempt to re-lock.
Do you want to proceed? [y|n]

My first thought was this was due probably to the fact that I’ve got countless installations on this laptop, some running, some stopped, etc etc.

Turns out to be a much simpler issue. When running OPatch on Windows, make sure you are running it with the “As Administrator”.

Simple Smile

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