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Re: Server deinstallation

From: Alan Searle <>
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 15:58:43 +0200
Message-ID: <df71m9$9kn$>

Randy Harris wrote:

> "Alan Searle" <> wrote in message
> news:df4rtf$o99$

>>As a newcomer to Oracle server, I am experimenting with the
>>functionality (under Windows 2K) and so have deinstalled and
>>re-installed several times.
>>This works OK but I find that, although I try to make sure that all
>>components are de-installed (i.e. using the Oracle Installer, deleting
>>the directories and deleting entries from the registry) I find that
>>previously declared databases/tablespaces are still declaring under
>>'Services' which means I cannot re-use these names.
>>So can anyone tell me how to remove these services? Where is they
>>controlled? In the registry? Or in the Windows environment (under
>>control panel)? And do I need to be 'Administrator' on my PC or can I
>>delete services with a normal user account?
>>Any tips would be a great help.
>>Alan Searle
>>To e-mail me just remove the 'xxx' from the e-mail address.
>>PS: In my documentation the user 'Oracle' is often mentioned. Is this
>>account created automatically and, if so, what is the default password?
>> And how should I format my login use this account in SQL*Plus?
> Alan,

Hi Randy,

> You'll find them in the registry:
> HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services
> They can be safely deleted from there.  You will need Administrator priv.
> Then reboot.

Excellent. That worked fine and I managed to re-install OK.

> AFAIK, no 'Oracle' account will get created, either in the database or in
> the OS, from installing Oracle server, or from creating a database.  An OS
> group - ora_dba will get created.  Your software owner (the account you use
> to install the server) will be in that group.  Users sys and system will be
> in the database.  You can login to SQL*Plus with those.

OK, yes. And, yes, I would like to log in as SYS but find that the log-in screen that SQL*Plus presents cannot be clicked away. Indeed, I would like to use the log-in syntax: CONNECT SYS AS SYSDBA. How do I put this into the SQL*Plus log-in window?

Many thanks for your help.

Alan. Received on Thu Sep 01 2005 - 08:58:43 CDT

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