9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 6, 2013 4:28 PM by clcarter RSS

    Oracle XE installation Connected to an idle instance

    User369327

      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.