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Re: Enterprise edition and Standard edition

From: Keith Moore <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 07:32:28 -0500
Message-id: <0e1601c470b1$1de648d0$7003200a@kmoore7>

Thanks. I did not know about the documented bug. I did a test and was able to create a bitmap index, so it is in fact Enterprise edition. The history is that I was hired for this project and several of the databases already existed. It wasn't until later that I discovered that we were only licensed for Standard edition. When we contacted our account representative, he said that doing a custom install and getting Enterprise edition was fine as long as we weren't using any Enterprise features (which we are not).


> Hi Keith,
> Something that may interest you.
> I've just been doing a Standard Edition install under on =
> Windows.
> I did a custom install and also found that it said Enterprise.
> Logged a TAR and apparently you can't customise a standard edition =
> install under 9i:
> "Anyway, the problem here is that you cannot customize a standard =
> edition, the standard edition is
> a packager and you install custom or standard, but you cannot customize =
> a 9.2 standard edtion, this is documented in bug#2211325
> Hdr: 2211325 9.0.1 RDBMS 9.0.1 APPLICATION PRODID-662 PORTID-453
> status: not feaxible to fix
> 1. Clear description of the problem encountered:=20
> In opposition to 8.0 and 8.1 it is impossible to make a custom install
> of a Standard Edition. If Custom is selected, v$version shows=20
> "Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release - Production"
> .....
> last update
> Spoke to product management about this and the decision was not to have =
> a customized=20
> SE install. We will update the docs in 10i to reflect this =
> appropriately."
> The bug is at =
> tabase_id=3DBUG&p_id=3D2211325
> The "workaround" is to install the standard edition (ie get starter DB =
> etc) and then use the OUI to deinstall what you don't want.
> I was told to talk to License Sales to find out the effect of this on =
> our license - instead I'm removing Oracle totally and doing a standard =
> Standard Install.
> HTH,
> Bruce Reardon
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> Not always true. Here is ours:
> SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Thu Jul 22 07:49:57 2004
> Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
> Connected to:
> Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
> JServer Release - Production
> SQL> select banner from v$version;
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
> PL/SQL Release - Production
> CORE Production
> TNS for HPUX: Version - Production
> NLSRTL Version - Production
> Yet, we are on Standard edition. They both use the same install CD and =
> if
> you select "Custom Install", Oracle shows Enterprise edition, even if =
> it's
> not.
> Keith
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