To set up DB environment similar to my Office, I installed Oracle 9i on my Windows 7(64 Bit) in my laptop...But in office we have Windows XP..
For DB creation, I gave the SID as "primsri" and I was not prompted for any sys/system password while installation as Administrator. I find only empty folders pfile/udump/bdump etc in C:\oracle\ora92\admin\ora9i\. I see the PRIMSRI folder icon with a lock symbol on it...
I used the Oracle 9i(32 Bit) s/w installation kit having 3 CDs..
I was able to create a new SID ora9i as administrator and tnsping was successfull. When I tried to connect sqlpls "/as sysdba", it was futile..TNS-00516 Permission Denied error was thrown.
when I gave sys@sun9 as sysdba it prompts for password, irrespective whatever password typed right or wrong, the TNS-12500:TNS:Listener failed to start a dedicated server proces..
In listener log i can see the TNS-12500-> TNS-12546->TNS-12560->TNS-00516 Errors.
Also in C:\oracle\ora\92\database the sqlnet log also has the TNS Permission denied error.
thanks for the reply. i have windows 7 basic home edition..I want to set up the environment same as my office ..but we have win xp at office..I am afraid of any downward compatibility issues if i install oracle 10g and develop my forms and try to run in my office...
1. Download OEL 5.x version from e-delivery.
2. Create VM machine(make googling you can find many good site)
3. Use your OEL software and create Vm linux machine on your win7 laptop
4. Install 11g and use it for your purpose
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