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9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2013 2:28 PM by clcarter RSS

Oracle XE installation Connected to an idle instance

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hi, i just installed Oracle XE 11g on a Windows 7 machine and after the install I try to connect to the DB and get the 'connected to an idle instance' message from SQLPLUS. I am connecting as


sqlplus sys/xxxx as sysdba


- The database and listener are started

- I did  'set ORACLE_SID=XE'

- I commented out SQLNET.AUTHORIZATION_SERVICES in sqlnet.ora

- There is no enrty in TNSNAMES.ORA for XE after the install



Anyone have any suggestions? thanks in advance.


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