• OAC has been working fine for….180 days….and now won’t start!
  • Service appears to come up OK, but no services accessible & reboots don’t fix it.
  • The short answer – DBCS “as provisioned” has a 180 day expiry on all schemas – and officially there’s no way to unexpire the accounts without changing the passwords, which’ll break “everything”.
  • This post shows how to identify & debug the problem, fix it quickly and simply, and then prevent it happening again!