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Windows 2000 / Oracle 8.0.6 compatibility?

From: Paul Vincent <>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 06:24:31 -0800
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Can anyone tell me if Oracle 8.0.6 will install and run happily on a Windows 2000 server? I've tried searching on Metalink, and have found that 8.0.6 is not SUPPORTED on Windows 2000, but then again, 8.0.6 isn't supported on any platform anymore, is it?

By the way, I know the smart money would be on, either upgrading to 8i (or even 9i), or else keeping the server as an NT server. However, we're running a 3rd-party application suite on the NT server, and this version of the application runs happily on either NT or W2K. When the vendors installed the software, a couple of years ago, they installed Oracle 8.0.6 with it, and they say they can't give any assurances about the app running with Oracle 8i. Then our network/server guys come along and say all our NT servers must be upgraded to W2K in the near future. But the new version of the apps software (which will presumably be 8i- or 9i-based) will not be forthcoming for a while yet. So it looks like we'll have to upgrade the server to W2K, but keep Oracle 8.0.6 so that the apps run happily. Hence my big question above: will 8.0.6 run under W2K, or are we doomed?

Oh the joys of running multi-vendor software...

Paul Vincent
Database Administrator
University of Central England

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