RE: RMAN on Windows Server

From: M Rafiq <>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 20:04:05 -0500
Message-ID: <BAY107-W227C30B8F0EE99AD0471E2A1950_at_phx.gbl>

I agree with Niall. All pharma companies with validated env have hundred of Windows servers (with all type of security compliance) without such issues.

You need to create a non-people domain account with no password expired option and run all your scheduled jobs using that account. It is quite acceptable practice as changing password for hundreds of schedule jobs is not easy. Besides running netbackup jobs also need such accounts to run dataabse server backups.  



Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:45:38 +0000
Subject: Re: RMAN on Windows Server

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Guillermo Alan Bort <> wrote:

I'm working for a VERY large global company, and they still have about 40% of their databases on Windows. And this introduces a whole new problem, since we can't actually create local users, we use our domain accounts to schedule tasks, and as our passwords change, the scheduled tasks become invalid. Due to compliance issues, we are still not authorized to create a Service Account in order to schedule the tasks... so we started moving away from windows task scheduler.

I'd say windows is an OS for desktop computers... not enterprise servers. I'd much rather run linux (even RedHat) on any machine that supports windows. And have a very robus environment on which to run Oracle... as opposed to the Blue-Screen-Maker... </rant>
I can understand the bias against windows, but your specific issues are almost entirely unrelated to the operating system and instead related to the security policy and likely the politics. If you also rotated unix os passwords on a schedule and schedule using a central scheduler and don't allow the people doing the scheduling to use appropriately privileged accounts then you'd also be stuffed. If you are regularly having blue screens then you likely have bad drivers or hardware. Actually I bet if you collect the stats your windows db servers haven't been down for a blue screen for years if at all, it just doesn't generally happen these days on server hardware.

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA
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