How to restart workers when patching
                                                 Last update (2008-02-19 15:10:42)
                                                                                                                   Date added (2008-02-18 17:02:36)

Sometimes when patching E-Business Suite some workers might get stuck. The patch is applied via workers and these workers are controlled by utility called as adctrl ( ad control ).

Open another session & login as application O.S. user (like applmgr ) load apps enviroment and run adctrl , you will see option 1 to see status of worker . Check which worker is showing as failed state and then go to that worker log file in same location i.e. APPL_TOP/admin/TWO_TASK or SID /log you will see log file like a dwork001.log adwork002.log ….adwork021.log so if your worker 12 failed open log file adwork012.log & fix the problem then again in adctrl select option restart failed worked & then give worker number you want to restart .

If you want to skip a worker , this option is not visible & do it at your own risk there is option 8 ( depending on your AD version , it might vary so if adctrl is displaying 7 options skip worker will be option 8 & if adctrl is showing 6 options skip worker will be option 7)

You can select individual worker or a group of worker separated by - like 2-5 will select worker from 2 to 5.