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Re: Oracle installation and DB creation on WIN 2000

From: Paul Drake <>
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 15:11:13 -0400
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Alex Hillman wrote:

> Is there any difference between installing Oracle 8.1.6 and DB
> creation on NT and WIN 2000. Looks like I have some security and file
> access problems. What privileges should user have who installs Oracle
> and create database?


You'll need to be logged in as a user that has local Administrator privileges.
If your user account has the Domain Administrator role granted to it, you're all set (if you're using NT Domains). The local group ORA_DBA will be added to the local machine during the install.
You'll need to grant that role to other users that will log on locally, after the install.

Is this install for your machine, or for a stand-alone database on a dedicated machine?
If its your workstation, install as your user account - if you have the local administrator privilege.
If its a stand-alone database, I prefer to configure all of my Oracle Servers as a specific account that has local admin, but is not a member of the Domain Administrators group .It depends upon if you use that user for the configuration of backup software, or if you use a designated domain user in the configuration of backup software. Most NT backup software requires the Domain Admin group in order to function (poor design) - it should run as Backup Operator.

Install as that user. After, grant the local (NT) ORA_DBA role to either a group or to individual users that would log on locally. But I ask that people just leave the workstation locked and running as the oracle user.
There is an additional difficulty in that you will likely have to configure your batch jobs to run under the permissions of a user, rather than under the (local) SYSTEM account. My batch compression jobs wouldn't run without being configured to run as a local user. Received on Sun Sep 24 2000 - 14:11:13 CDT

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