RE: Network Installation of Client Binaries

From: Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini) <"Dunbar,>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:01:39 +0100
Message-ID: <919FC80F27E0C6428106496EDF92A7520F8208FC_at_EXCCLUS05.PRODDS.NTNL>

Morning Mark,

>> ...
>> There's push back from some DBA's to
>> install the client binaries to a network drive with just the
>> registry entries and environment variables stored locally on
>> each desktop.

That's what the UK Environment Agency does. With a few very minor exceptions (The DBA team!) everyone has the client installed on a network drive. Only the registry is used to determine where the software can be found.

This way, we control sqlnet.ora as well.

The software is packaged up by our desktop team who use some Novell system (Zen I think) to do a dummy install somewhere that records all changes made to all drives, registry etc, and can then roll this out to everyone concerned.

No-one is allowed to install software by themselves on the desktop. Punishable by death. ;-)

HTH Cheers,

Norman Dunbar
Contract Senior Oracle DBA
Capgemini Database Team (EA)
Internal : 7 28 2051
External : 0113 231 2051

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