Oracle install on a desktop

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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 04:01:55 -0700 (PDT)
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I have installed the above version of Oracle on my Windows XP desktop machine, and against my gut feeling I followed the advice of ignoring the message about the Loopback connection.

Initially all seemed well, however now I can only access EM if my machine is booted disconnected from the network. If it's connected, in the services list I can see the service hasn't started, and cannot be started, I get a fails with status 2.

Having Googled around, this seem to be because when you in stall a directory is created in the structure that either has localhost or machine name in it. A supposed resolution is to copy which ever directory you have, and edit the directory name to the other, giving you both - this isn't working for me.

I'm guessing that if I'd followed my gut feeling and set up the loopback connection all would have been well from the beginning?

Is there a resolution, or am I doomed to uninstall and reinstall with the loopback?

Tom Received on Thu Mar 20 2008 - 06:01:55 CDT

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