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Windohs client problems

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 13:34:46 -0800
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OK, my hair is thinning fast enough without this. On WinTuke SP2, I've got a 9.0.1 full install of EE. I also have an install of the 8.1.7 client in a second ORACLE_HOME.

I've been using this setup fine and well until I installed Oracle Warehouse Builder into a separate ORACLE_HOME, then de-installed it after finding out it needs 9iAS. Then Quest products started flaking out, so Quest had me fiddle with the "LAST_HOME" registry entry. After that, the Microslop ODBC for Oracle driver fails to find the Oracle driver, stating:

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] The driver doesn't support the version of ODBC behavior that the application requested (see SQLSetEnvAttr)

And now, after uninstalling the 8.1.7 client, cleaning the registry, reinstalling and rebooting, I can only connect *HALF OF THE TIME* using 9i. The other half I get a TNS-12154, net name not found error. I'm using ONames for names resolution, but I don't understand what the hell is going on here. And seeing that it'll take me days to uninstall, reinstall, and reconfig I'd just as soon not do it.

Anyone else have to deal with this hoo-ha that has a solution?

I'd rather be at home diazinoning earwigs... <sigh>

Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator              Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA


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