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Linked Server Error ORA-01017.


Applies to: SQL Server 2008 R2.
 

Problem Description.
 

While trying to query an Oracle linked server via the OPENQUERY function, we received the following error:

OLE DB provider "OraOLEDB.Oracle" for linked server "LinkedServerName" returned message "ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied".

Error: 7303, Severity: 16, State: 1.

Cannot initialize the data source object of OLE DB provider "OraOLEDB.Oracle" for linked server "LinkedServerName"
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Cause.


On the Oracle database server, the password of the remote login account used on the Linked Server to connect to Oracle was changed.


Solution.


Make a right click on the linked server and select "Properties", then on the "Select a page" panel click on Security and provide the new password for the "Remote login".



 

 

 

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