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Express Edition 21c silent installation fails with SEVERE log entry

Hello all,

I am following the steps one-to-one, to perform a silent install of Oracle 21c Express Edition as documented on the official installation page:

Express Edition 21c silent installation

I downloaded, with sha256: 939742c3305c466566a55f607638621b6aa7033a183175f6bcd6cffb48e6bc3f

I have a plain Windows 10 Pro x64, complete fresh installation, no additional software installed.

Created C:\xe_temp

Unzipped all to C:\xe_temp

Left XEInstall.rsp as is.

Command Prompt (CMD) Run as administrator.

cd C:\xe_temp

setup.exe /s /v"RSP_FILE=c:\xe_temp\response\XEInstall.rsp" /v"/L*v c:\xe_temp\setup.log" /v"/qn"

Once all is done, I can connect to the database with sqlplus, however setup.log says:

WARNING: Unable to obtain the user in domain format, attempting with local users.


INFO: cmd.exe /c "C:\app\myuser\product\21c\dbhomeXE\bin\dbca.bat -silent -createDatabase -gdbName XE -templateName XE_Database.dbc -characterSet AL32UTF8 -createAsContainerDatabase true -numberOfPDBs 1 -pdbName XEPDB1 -sid XE -skipDatapatch true -ignorePrereqs -emExpressPortAsGlobalPort true -J-Doracle.assistants.skipWindowsAdminUserValidation=true -J-Doracle.assistants.skipAvailableSharedMemoryCheck=true -J-Doracle.assistants.dbca.validate.DBCredentials=false -emConfiguration DBEXPRESS -emExpressPort 5500 -initParams sga_target=1536M,pga_aggregate_target=512M -customScripts C:\app\myuser\product\21c\dbhomeXE\assistants\dbca\postdb_creation.sql -oui_internal -maskPasswords FALSE"

INFO: DBCA Process Pipes Created, now proceeding to read and handle the output

INFO: Output and passwords submitted to DBCA

WARNING: An error occurred while closing the standard handle for Oracle XE Database configuration

INFO: Oracle XE Database configuration started

INFO: Oracle XE Database configuration finished successfully


INFO: C:\app\myuser\product\21c\

SEVERE: C:\app\myuser\product\21c\

setup.log also contains:

MSI (s) (78:38) [14:17:41:831]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Oracle Database 21c Express Edition. Product Version: Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: Oracle Corporation. Installation success or error status: 0.

I did not find any further information in cfgtoollogs\dbca nor cfgtoollogs\dbca\XE files.

Any help appreciated.