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Instant client on windows 8

adasiko Newbie
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Does instant client works on windows 8?
I have windows 8 x32 Release Preview, oracle instant client basic-nt and launch error "Error while trying to retrieve text for error ORA-01019."
PS: It works fine with same settings of environment variables on windows 7 (ORACLE_HOME, TNS_ADMIN, PATH).
  • 1. Re: Instant client on windows 8
    orafad Oracle ACE
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    Why would it?

    Win 8 and Server 2012 support is in the plans or so it seems. See SoD at

    Note that it most likely will not include any "Release Preview", CTP or similar releases. Only GA versions of Windows.
  • 2. Re: Instant client on windows 8
    983504 Newbie
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    Anyone found a solution yet? I seem to be running into the same issue:

    Connection attempt failed. Message: Failed to connect to database:
    Error while trying to retrieve text for error ORA-01019

    Edited by: 980501 on 8-jan-2013 5:18
  • 3. Re: Instant client on windows 8
    983508 Newbie
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    As an addendum to the previous post:

    -We are using the Oracle instant client from a .NET 4.0 application.
    -In the connectionstring we set the provider to MSDAORA.
    -This worked fine in XP, Vista and 7.

    The error seems to be occurring before a connection is even made; entering a bogus host or username produces this error instantly.

    We are aware of newer drivers/providers but these seem to have their own quirks (carriage return in queries causes errors, seriously??), while MSDAORA has always served us well until we encountered this problem.


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