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

    Oracle XE installation Connected to an idle instance


      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.